Critical Thinking & Drawing
Critical Thinking & Drawing
24 students only
3 weeks (only weekends)
1 Final Project
Additional Recording Access
What is Critical Thinking in Architecture?
Critical thinking is a core skill that teaches creatives to question or reflect on their own knowledge and information presented to them. It aims at critiquing contemporary architectural discourse in light of its historical, political, aesthetic, ethical and cultural circumstances.
" Architecture must concern itself continually with the socially beneficial distortion of the environment. "
- Cedric Price
An Evolving Artefact and the Construction of Time by Mentor Arinjoy Sen
Work by Arinjoy Sen awarded RIBA Eyeline 2020 Award
Hyper-Venetianism by Arinjoy Sen
Institutionalised (Ritualised) Irony by Arinjoy Sen
key highlights of the course
1. Developing a critical approach to architecture and critical thinking – towards an informed development of ideas
2. Drawing Architecture. This looks at the drawing beyond representation and as an autonomous and alternative space for architectural inhabitation.
Is this recommended for me ?
Recommended for students of architecture or recent graduates (Bachelors and Masters) who want to approach architecture in a renewed or well-informed way or understand an alternative space for exploration during and after university.
Top course takebacks.
1. Methodologies for your Drawings
Using the idea of the drawing as a radical alternative and autonomous medium, learners can start developing methodologies and critical approaches to drawing that is rooted in the project.
2. Learn to approach theory
Learn to approach theory with your own projected subjectivity, required for not only understanding it but owning it.
3. Translating ideas and text
This is not about developing a “style”. Ideally, the drawing should be informed by the project. Thus, translating ideas from text (thought as text too) to drawing.
4. Developing critical thought.
Approaching drawing not merely as a form of representation but as an alternative medium. Tap into a complex network of processes linked to Architecture.
Why study Critical Thinking in Architecture?
Now, more than ever a critical approach to architecture is needed, especially one during architectural education through critical thought processes. This is something that universities lack in guiding students towards. Critical thinking/approach is required for creating responsible projects, even at the level of university.
Best-in-class content curation and personalized training from industry experts in the form of lectures, projects, assignments.
Timings of Live workshop (each day):
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
03:30 PM - 06:30 PM IST (+05:30 hrs GMT)
Day 01 (Saturday) - 5 Hour
Introduction to drawings & critical thought
Methodology & approach to critical thinking
Invisible cities: translating ideas into sketches
Invisible cities II: Presentation of thoughts as sketches
Deconstruction of Ideas
Day 02 (Sunday) - 5 Hour
Introduction to collaborative drawings
Introduction to drawing sequence
Case Study: projecting critical thought
Group discussion and intro. to mid week assignment
Day 03 - 04 | Self Practice
Day 05 (Wednesday) - 1 Hour
Mid week review
Day 06 - 07 | Self Practice
Day 08 (Saturday) - 5 Hour
Review of Mid-week assignment
Collaborative drawing task
Critical thinking & collaborative drawing
Introduction to final design challenge
Day 09 (Sunday) - 2.5 Hour
Jury & Final assessment
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Learn from leading Industry Mentors collaborating with Oneistox
Arinjoy Sen is currently a masters student of architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL in London. His focus ranges from the politics and aesthetics of architecture/space to the instrumentalisation of spatial agents in socio-cultural and political phenomena. A part of his studies focused firstly on critically relevant political events within the Indian landscape, the drawings for which allowed him to be the recipient of the RIBAJ Eye Line award (Winner) 2020.
Senior Lecturer in Architecture - Central Saint Martins/ UAL & RCA, UK | Exhibition Curator
Shumi Bose is an architectural writer, curator, historian, editor and teacher.She was the curatorial collaborator with Sir David Chipperfield for the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale, Common Ground in 2012. She has held curatorial positions for the RIBA, the British Council and Storefront for Art and Architecture, as well as editorial positions at Blueprint magazine and Strelka Press. Shumi currently teaches at Central Saint Martins, UAL and the Royal College of Art, London.
Batch 01 Learner's work and Review
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What you will be paying for:
21 hours of live training
1:1 guidence and reviews on workshop projects
Access to workshop recordings for 1 year
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