Anthropocentric urban creativity

sketching, drawing and painting, as research tools

  • Pedro Soares Neves CIEBA / ITI - Lisboa, Portugal


This essay touches two very unstable realms. The first deals with the relation of “urban design” and anthropocentrism, and the second with sketching, drawing and painting, as research tools.

This said, it is only with exploratory pretension that this essay is shared. It is not intended to prove any stable point of view. In fact it follows ongoing experimental development based on sketching, drawing and painting practises.

This experimental endeavour it is related with several personal and altruistic purposes. The usage of sketching, drawing and painting as mediums for inflicting changes on society it is a long term personal endeavour (since teenager). To use this resources as tools for visual realm dessication  are part of a relevant emotional path and flows in a natural and fulfilling way. The dessication is needed as resolution path for issues that found in my environment (Lisbon), biut can also be found in most of the urban environments.

Author Biography

Pedro Soares Neves, CIEBA / ITI - Lisboa, Portugal

University of Lisbon Faculty of Fine Arts / Artistic Studies Research Centre (CIEBA/FBAUL)
Associate Laboratory of Robotics and Engineering Systems / Interactive Technologies Institute (ITI/LARSyS)

How to Cite
Neves, P. (2021). Anthropocentric urban creativity. BBDS - Black Book: Drawing and Sketching, 2(2), 63 - 67.