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Research / Practice Article

Vol. 17 No. 1 (2024): Drawing Anthropocene

Enfolding the Garden: Reflecting on Temporal Drawing in the Architecture of the Anthropocene

18 January 2024


With the desire to encourage new perspectives on temporality sympathetic to the indeterminate character of the Anthropocene, this article considers the role of drawing as a method for engaging with this contemporary condition in a critically reflective way. Modes of thinking about time as homogenous, linear, and measurable limit the possibility of the architecture drawing (and thus architecture itself) to posit futures that resonate more sensitively with the uncertain nature of the present. In discussing my own drawing process, framed by the temporal and spatial disturbances at the heart of its development, I invite an inquiry into drawing as a transformative practice relevant to the nature of our changing world.