Anticipative Drawing

  • Annelies Alice De Smet KU Leuven, Faculty of Architecture, Campuses Sint-Lucas Brussels and Ghent


Presence and anticipation share from an etymological point of view a ‘previous to’ and ‘pre’ quality. As a result, presence and anticipation resonate with processes of continuous becoming. By means of Rosi Braidotti’s nomadic thinking, this paper explores continuous and multiple becomings in order to develop a creative reading from them. Firstly, nomadic thinking is explored from (and for) a drawer’s point of view, rather than articulating a review or critique on Braidotti’s work. Secondly, a reflection is assembled on the process of drawing and presence, through pairing nomadic thinking with the embodied encounter through drawing. Anticipative acts in drawing will therefore be considered as a specific type of encountering, sensing and connecting. Moreover, anticipative gestures will be presented as a tactic for continuous becoming. The underlying motive for writing this paper is an inquiry into what thoughts can be developed when accepting the invitation from drawings to think.…

How to Cite
ALICE DE SMET, Annelies. Anticipative Drawing. TRACEY, [S.l.], v. 11, n. 1, p. 1-17, nov. 2016. ISSN 1742-3570. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 23 july 2019.