Academic year: 2013/2014
Staff: Bart Melort Bert Gellynck Kris Coremans Nele De Raedt
After having spent the first term on conventions of the plan, the second term was devoted to experiments with the map.
First-year bachelor students were asked to produce three maps of an existing site in Ghent: the peninsula ‘Keizerspark’, on the border between Ghent and Ledeberg. Each map focused on one aspect of the visual space: architecture, landscape, and infrastructure. To give direction to these drawings, the students were asked to select a ready-made (architectural, landscape or infrastructural element) from a given catalogue and position it on the site. The buildings, landscape and infrastructural elements provided the maps with a specific focus, and directed them towards a proper graphical technique. Thanks to the large format of the map (A0), it became possible to experiment with a wide variety of techniques. In the final document, all expertise and knowledge were brought together on one conclusive map.
Tutors: Kris Coremans, Nele De Raedt, Bert Gellynck and Bart Melort.