The construction of a theoretical knowledge around the project of architecture requires a definition of a specific mode of producing scientific content. That is, a range of texts, drawings and documents constituting a transmittable, combinable and falsifiable corpus. Which are the writing and drawing devices that have to be developed in the context of architectural design theory? Can we imagine one of the fields for experimentation and innovation of intellectual technologies within architectural design to address the research and development of such a corpus specifically? What are the margins for a paradigmatic evolution of the drawing of architecture as it was defined in the construction of a technical and intellectual profession since the XVIII Century at least? What are the spans of that traditional domain, which do not represents artifacts and final products only, but in itinere processes and strategies as well? How can we represent the project, rather than its object? How can we propose an inclusion, within design production, of new space and time representations in which to locate maps for collective action made of bureaucratic procedures, predictable and unpredictable events, systems of contracts, etc.?
This section of Ardeth wishes to regularly feature innovative proposals that address the development of the project as intellectual technology of textual and figurative nature. Each issue of Ardeth will select and discuss articles centered around a graphic proposal (design drawings, diagrams, diachonic representations, maps) able to suggest measurable and falsifiable developments for the project of architecture.