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Selfie or Self Portrait

In 1548 Catharina van Hemessen painted herself at her easel, a painting remarkable only because it is considered to be the oldest surviving self portrait of an artist at work (1). The subject of “me by me, doing what I do” … Continue reading

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Researching Architectural Palimpsest

Palimpsest “A manuscript or piece of writing material on which later writing has been superimposed on effaced earlier writing.” (1) “Something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form.” (1) “Architects imply palimpsest as a ghost – an image of what once was. In the built environment, this occurs more than we might think. Whenever spaces are … Continue reading

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Assignment 1 – Research and Development

Initial Ideas Selecting the subject and approach to an assignment is, for me, an organic process with an initial idea evolving in response to the various lines of research and exercises within the course. This part of the course explores the relationship between … Continue reading

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Nicky Bird Tracing Echoes

My TAOP tutor suggested that I looked at Nicky Bird’s Tracing Echoes (1) as a follow up to my TAOP assignment 5 submission, Change in the Village. This proved to be an interesting line of research that not only plays … Continue reading

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