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Sketching: The Mental Camera Roll

April 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT

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Much can be argued on the topic of analog versus digital representation, but what is relevant to this presentation is the value of educational content and explicit methods that integrate sketching and drawing in the analysis and design of landscapes. For the purpose of this discussion, the terms “drawing” and “sketching” are used interchangeably and defined as “the action of recording ideas and observations with marks, lines and words.”

Sketching for students is a form of design notation and communication — a way in which ideas from the mental camera roll develop into forms and spaces and eventually built space. In this presentation, Richard Alomar, associate professor of landscape architecture at Rutgers University, will review the use of sketchbooks and journals as mediums for data collection, present examples of studio sketching exercises and discuss ways in which students can develop a practice of sketching to record their experience on the landscape.

Alomar’s visit is cosponsored by:

  • (ab)Terris Graduate Landscape Architecture Club
  • Landscape Architecture Graduate Program
  • Department of Landscape Architecture
  • Department of Art and Visual Culture
  • College of Design
  • National Organization of Minority Architecture Students
  • Student Activities Center


April 15, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
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Kocimski Auditorium (101 Design)
715 Bissell Road
Ames, IA 50011 United States
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