AA.MEDIA

Architectural Association
Media Studies


AA MEDIA is an experimental testing ground for exploring and interrogating the tools of the discipline – tools with which we speculate, manipulate and play; compute, control and test; communicate, seduce, and provoke.

Acting as both training camp and laboratory, it is a diverse, multidisciplinary program where unexpected collisions and obsessive attention to detail expose a rich seam of creative potential. Media Studies presents an opportunity to develop individual practice, where students hone their dexterity with established and progressive media, actively testing modes of production through focused acts of doing and making.



CONTACT:

Kate Davies
Head of Media Studies
Inigo Minns
Acting Department Head
Oliviu Lugojan-Ghenciu
Lab Coordinator

AA MEDIA
Architectural Association
School of Architecture
36 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3ES

+44 (0)20 7887 4000

STUDIO

FIRST YEAR / Term 2

MS-CORE



TRANSLATION OF OBJECTS THROUGH DRAWING

Shin Egashira
Tues, 2-5pm, Room TBC

The course explores the unfamiliarities of familiar objects by cutting, splicing,
hacking and reassembling through drawing, physical modelling and collaging.
Alternating between cutting, drawing and describing, the course introduces
the ambiguity between forms of representation and of designing.



Course Outline


Session 1: DESCRIBING AN OBJECT BY READING ITS DETAILS
Tuesday 10 Jan / 14 Feb
Taking found objects apart by slicing along three intersecting coordinates (axes).
Make a series of section drawings by focusing on details.
Brief discussion about orthogonal drawing.
Tools: hacksaw, band saw, jigsaw, knife, scissors, pencil and measuring instruments.

Session 2: RECOMPOSING THE OBJECT BY ASSEMBLING DETAIL SECTIONS
Tuesday 17 Jan / 21 Feb
Make a big collage from all the section drawings.
Extracting sections from the section in preparation for construction of models.
Brief discussion about collage, assemblage and bricolage.
Tools: knife, scissors, glue, tape, pencil and ruler.

Session 3: BUILDING FROM SECTION DRAWINGS
Tuesday 24 Jan / 28 Feb
Introduction to wood and metal workshop tools and machines.
Making a series of models by translating detail collage sections.
Tools: drill bench, bandsaw, welder, hammer and hand tools.

Session 4: CONCLUSION
Tuesday 31 Jan / 7 March
The course will be concluded by individual attempt to construct a line of stories by
linking objects, drawings and photographic fragments followed by short pin-up session.