Economy of Drawing


Economy Class, online symposium, Architecture Foundation / UK

Contribution to Economy Class, a one-day symposium curated by Richard Hall exploring architecture as an economic matter

21.01.2021, 11:00 - 11:30 am (CET), online presentation via zoom link

Economy of Drawing
Reflections on waste in the image culture by Aslı Çiçek

When we speak of economy in architecture we tend to focus on the economy of means related to the act of building. This topic leads quickly to discussions on how to deal with waste of materials, time, energy. During the recent years, however, there is another stream that produces a new kind of waste in architecture: the rapidly circulating images, endless amounts of drawings, visual statements, which serve rather as eye catchers than the proper articulation of an architectural project. The presentation aims to reflect on this recent phenomenon and to contemplate on drawing’s potential as a design method instead of its pure and quick digestion as a representation tool.

Introduction by Richard Hall
Participants: OMMX, Aslı Çiçek, Hugh Strange, Lucy Pritchard, Pablo Hereñú, Hans van der Heijden
Panel Discussion with Bo Tang, Paul Vermeulen & Philip Christou

Organised by Architecture Foundation