- A Landscape of DrawingsThe Role of Representation in the Public Discourse on Landscape and Design
The drawing is a crucial tool in the design process. First of all, drawings are relevant to designers themselves, as testing grounds for ideas. Subsequently, however, drawings bring projects to the attention of the public. They familiarise the public with the project; enable communication about the project. At the same time, drawings are what make the implementation of projects possible – workers on construction sites know how to transform drawings into buildings. However, drawings can also break free from a project and ‘go public’, that is: become independent cultural artefacts, with their own public and their own impact. In this article, landscape architect Noël van Dooren examines the relationship between the drawing as a tool in the design process and as an independent cultural entity.