Drawing Experiments with Conditional Design.

Conditional Design Manifesto is created by Luna Maurer, Edo Paulus, Jonathan Puckey, Roel Wouters. With their work focusing on processes rather than products, conditional design as an approach rather than a chosen media. They highlight the value of process is time, relationship and change, with the use rules a constraints to focus and stimulate play within limitations.

Within this project I wanted to apply the Conditional Design process towards an audience which felt they didn’t have the technical or creative ability to draw. To leave any doubts or insecurities at the door and part take in the process of drawing without worrying about the result or judgement of their technical ability.

I tested originally instructions from the conditional design workbook and then adapted and formed my own to try within the group. There was a group of 2-4 people allowing them to collaborate on one drawing with each other, with a simple set of tasks and some pens they created systematic outcomes and allowed them to make decisions and play within the limitations.

The process gave them confidence to conquer their fear of not being able to draw in-front of others and showing them that the process of drawing is more valuable than a final piece, so that hopefully next time the idea of drawing is not such a fearful an activity.

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