An essential volume for landscape- and garden-design professionals, Drawing for Landscape Architecture argues for the importance of learning to “see by hand,” to visualize large-scale design plans and articulate them through drawing before turning to the digital tools that are so crucial to efficient and cost-effective building solutions. This enriched approach makes for better design, happier clients, and more successful projects.
For many years planning was something done in the name of progress by distant committees with the abstract aim of tidying boundaries and controlling growth. In the past decade, however, heavy-handed ideology has given way to a new generation of planners from diverse backgrounds—architecture, landscape, even art and performance—who seek fresh, creative ways of working with communities.
The 2017 exhibition of letterpress prints, monotypes and sculpture captured Hobbs’s fascination with optical interplay and visual disruption. From the exhibition comes this Monograph – a unique flip book, combining picture fragments and words.
LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED AND NUMBERED.
The unique ambition of Rogue Urbanism is to produce new and relevant theoretical work on African urbanism in a way that works within the border zone between inherited theoretical resources and artistic representations of everyday practices and phenomenology in African cities.
The catalogue, “Be Careful In The Working Radius, was printed alongside the namesake exhibition. This exhibition is the culmination of the most recent work Stephen Hobbs has been making at DKW.
Early in his career, Stephen Hobbs recognised the need to develop his practice across the disciplines of artistic production, curatorial practice and cultural management. Through committed urban investigation and experimentation, focused primarily on Johannesburg since 1994, he has sustained a dialogue with urban space through video, installation, curated projects, photography and sculpture.