Public Drawing

This course seeks to open a discussion around the design and representation of public space in informal settlements, aiming to provide students with tools for thinking, discussing, designing, and representing the urban landscape in a context where the public realm is more needed and poorly defined. Through weekly sessions, periodic readings, lectures and discussions, workshops, and exercises, the students will work, through a series of ground floor exercises, on understanding the elements and criteria that build the common space of the informal city. During the semester, each student will work on a series of graphic pieces that will build upon a research project from different material and spatial approaches to learning from their work about the space in which the discipline proposes the public experience of its inhabitants.