Drawing Drawings: Towards a Narrative Architecture

  • Nic Clear University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Keywords: narrative, narrative architecture, drawing, architectural drawing, speculative methodology, multiple possibilities


This introductory article opens the subject matter of the second issue of AIS, Narrative Architecture. Drawings have always contained the possibility of being more radical than the architecture they represent. Given the status of architecture within the current building industry, architecture needs to be oppositional to the values of laissez-faire capitalism and its environmentally catastrophic consequences. In many ways, the development of digital forms of representation has freed the architectural drawing from its historic association with its role as a vector for traditional forms of building. Architects no longer need to make drawings for buildings, but now have the opportunity to make drawings for other things.

Author Biography

Nic Clear, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom

Professor of Architecture

Dean of School of Art, Design and Architecture

University of Huddersfield

How to Cite
Clear, N. (2020). Drawing Drawings: Towards a Narrative Architecture. AIS - Architecture Image Studies, 1(2), 6 - 8. https://doi.org/10.48619/ais.v1i2.318