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Since the early Renaissance the defining act of architecture has been the production of drawings. Originating within the site-bound paradigm of ancient and medieval building practice, architecture as a distinct professional and intellectual endeavor emerged from a newfound ability to define and depict form, space, material, and structure. As conventions of scale, measure, projection, and perspective were developed and sharpened, drawing not only became a tool for creative ideation but also offered designers the potential for control and authorship of the process with patrons, builders, and larger audiences.

Over time, drawing practice proved sufficiently stable and flexible to remain the architect’s primary instrument of investigation and expression. However, as the promise of digital technology is increasingly fulfilled by sophisticated methodologies, such as parametric modeling, computational design, digital design and fabrication, and Building Information Management (BIM), drawing has come under stress and become ill-defined and moribund. Developments over the past decade have challenged a practice that has flourished for a half millennium leading one to ask: Is drawing dead?

"Is Drawing Dead?" YSoA Symposium Yale University

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Since the early Renaissance the defining act of architecture has been the production of drawings. Originating within the site-bound paradigm of ancient and medieval building practice, architecture as a distinct professional and intellectual endeavor emerged from a newfound ability to define and depict form, space, material, and structure. As conventions of scale, measure, projection, and perspective were developed and sharpened, drawing not only became a tool for creative ideation but also offered designers the potential for control and authorship of the process with patrons, builders, and larger audiences.

Over time, drawing practice proved sufficiently stable and flexible to remain the architect’s primary instrument of investigation and expression. However, as the promise of digital technology is increasingly fulfilled by sophisticated methodologies, such as parametric modeling, computational design, digital design and fabrication, and Building Information Management (BIM), drawing has come under stress and become ill-defined and moribund. Developments over the past decade have challenged a practice that has flourished for a half millennium leading one to ask: Is drawing dead?

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    Real is Only Halfway There

    Real is Only Halfway There

    Quoting Dalibor Vesely, “drawings matter much more than building,” Sir Peter Cook expands upon his recently published, Drawing: The Motive Force of Architecture, cataloguing an arc of exemplary modern drawing. Throughout this and using examples from his own work, Cook identifies drawing’s elusive allure, the “creative search for the sublime.” Keynote lecture to the symposium, “Is Drawing Dead?”

    • 1h 43 min
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    The Voice of Drawing: History, Meaning, and Resistance, Part 1

    The Voice of Drawing: History, Meaning, and Resistance, Part 1

    The profession of architecture differentiated itself from the practice of building during the Italian Renaissance. This panel assembles historians, an artist, and an architect to reflect on this emergence, the development of drawing practice, the impact of digital technologies, and the values at stake in this historic transition of media.

    • 1h 47 min
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    The Voice of Drawing: History Meaning and Resistance, Part 2

    The Voice of Drawing: History Meaning and Resistance, Part 2

    The profession of architecture differentiated itself from the practice of building during the Italian Renaissance. This panel assembles historians, an artist, and an architect to reflect on this emergence, the development of drawing practice, the impact of digital technologies, and the values at stake in this historic transition of media.

    • 1h 17 min
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    Burning Bridges: Questioning Practice, Part 1

    Burning Bridges: Questioning Practice, Part 1

    Over the two past decades, digital drawing has irrevocably transformed architectural education and practice alike. This panel assembled leading figures in digital visualization who articulate the history, opportunities, and the too often underdeveloped theoretical underpinning of this revolutionary force in architecture.

    • 1h 49 min
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    Burning Bridges: Questioning Practice, Part 2

    Burning Bridges: Questioning Practice, Part 2

    Over the two past decades, digital drawing has irrevocably transformed architectural education and practice alike. This panel assembled leading figures in digital visualization who articulate the history, opportunities, and the too often underdeveloped theoretical underpinning of this revolutionary force in architecture.

    • 53 min
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    The Critical Act, Part 1

    The Critical Act, Part 1

    Drawing has always been at the architect’s primary means of ideation and representation. This panel assembles distinguished practitioners to discuss the role of drawing, in its various forms, in their practice.

    • 1h 15 min

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