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Drawing Urban Design by Lorraine Farrelly

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STEP BY STEP DÉRIVE

The idea of the dérive or “drift” was developed by the Situationists in Paris, France, in the 1950s. Guy Debord was interested in new ways to explore and describe the city without using conventional scale maps. “Drifting” allows someone to explore and discover new spaces and places. The city can be understood as a collection of experiences: considering the implication of material and space or the interrelationship between color and light. To observe and record these differences is an excellent way to extend your knowledge of materials, not only the range of materials that is available but also the different methods of applying and assembling the materials.

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Start walking in a new city. Don’t use a plan—just allow yourself ...

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