Visual Studies

  Students drawing in Belgium Copyright: K:G

In this course, the goals pursued in the previous semester are expanded and deepened. After overcoming the initial, technical difficulties, the focus is now on thematic, critical image formation and conscious reflection. We begin with the realization that architecture must be experienced in real confrontation - with all senses. The development of a 'culture of travel' with numerous excursions serves not only to stimulate independent acquaintance with cultural diversity (especially in the Euregio region) but also to encourage a targeted examination of significant and anonymous architectural works and ideas in their individual contexts. These are to be processed in a personally arranged sketchbook. Here we focus on the development of a personal, spontaneous drawing language, an increased intensity of perception and a recognizable, personal point of view - regardless of the techniques and media of reflection used. Contents of pictorial examination of topics and questions relevant to architecture as well as spatial approaches are in focus: e.g. urban spaces | streets | squares | sequences of spaces | typologies | orders of form | penetrations. Topic-related approaches: e.g. atmosphere | light | breaks | sensitive (un)places in city + landscape | colours and textures. In addition, methodical experiments are pursued: e.g. invented perspectives from imagination | invented further development/alienation of the existing through hypothetical, pictorial interventions in representation | radical abstraction | painterly experiments | creative alienation, etc.