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Close-Drawing as a Critical Project

A seminar reflecting on a suite of drawings that reread Aldo Rossi’s idea of the analogical city. I call them close-drawings, after the practice of close-reading in philosophy and critical theory, but transposed to the spatial, material, and representational practices of architecture. The close-drawings combine analytical and generative thought, redrawing a selection of Rossi’s drawings. Every close-reading is always simultaneously a rereading and therefore a new project. Likewise in architecture, every close-drawing invents a new project. The drawings are part of a larger body of work that reflects on architecture’s status as a critical project, exemplified in my latest book Analogical City, published open access by punctum books.
Period29 Jan 2024
Event typeSeminar
LocationNewcastleShow on map
Degree of RecognitionLocal