Workshop on observation skill in Iwase neighbourhood
Sketch walk and mapping in Iwase neighbourhood
Place: Matsudo, Iwase 38
"Sketching and mapping in the context of urban activism and planning"
Place: Chiba University, Matsudo campus, Building D, Room D112
The growth and popularity of urban sketching and sketch walks have brought the practice of on location sketching to the attention of landscape architecture programs and practitioners. Both the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture and the American Society of Landscape Architecture have hosted lectures, discussion panels and sketch walks as an academic and practical form for groups to explore, discover and discuss the value of sketching. This has initiated a global discussion on the role of sketching, recording direct observations, mapping and social media sharing in the teaching of design.
The recently published Design Democracy: Techniques for Collective Creativity, highlights several community drawing and sketching activities that document space and initiate the process of analysis and conceptualization. The sketchwalk for example can engage instructor, student and practitioner in an operation that contributes to the design of urban spaces. The roots of sketching as a practice of documentation and analysis are rich, having roots in the British tradition of travel sketching, the socio-political discourse of Situationist thinking, and Gordon Cullen’s process of serial vision, to mention a few.
Urban Sketchers Education Director: Mario Linhares
Sketch Tour - a Tourism Development Project
The Sketch Tour Project is a partnership between Urban Sketchers and the Tourism Offices of the countries who might want to combine the art of on-location drawing to promote their best Attractions, Culture, Food, Monuments, People, Traditions, among other special regional locations.
Urban Sketchers Secretary: Peggy Wong
Title: Mapping and Sketching Kuching
Kuching, a city of approx. 320,000 population, is the capital city of Sarawak, a Malaysian state on the island of Borneo, and most importantly, my home. Since 10 years ago, I had been involved with a lot of research for a few local self-guided walking trails (eg. http://www.kuchinginandout.com/category/kino-talk/city-walk/) and also conducted several heritage walking tours in the Kuching's historical precinct. I will share about my journey of mapping Kuching historical precinct as a solo project, to crafting a sketching experience for 300 other fellow sketchers and other related industries. (Asialink Sketchwalk 2017 Kuching FB page https://www.facebook.com/ALSWKCH/ )
Urban Sketcher, Researcher Mariia Ermilova
Urban Sketching: Discovering Meanings Through Personal History
Mariia is pursuing her Ph.D. degree in Chiba University and will talk how she discover the meanings and use of Urban Sketching in different life stages and her profession.
As part of the Urban Sketchers Executive Board meeting in Tokyo this coming February we would like to engage with urban sketchers, students and faculty so that we may share, discuss and sketch together, as an educational exchange of ideas and techniques.
+Iwase sketch walk (9,12 February) results discussion.