The workshop Artistic Research / Forschung durch Kunst und Design on October 17th-18th was part of the start up of a new art and design based PhD program at the Bauhaus Research School in Weimar. I was invited to present my licentiate thesis, as one of a number of speakers, including directors of similar research programs from schools like the Bartlett and Politecnico di Milano as well as researchers from these an other institutions.
Many of the presentations were interesting, in particular Jonathan Hill´s presentation of the importance of the drawing, and his own PhD by design as a starting point of the PhD program by design at the Bartlett School of Architecture (again reminding me of the importance of his Illegal Architect project and book to me, as a key reference in particular to my ideas on integration of discourse and project). Jonathan also made a distinction between drawing ideas and drawing appliances, to which I posed the question of drawing appliances that draws ideas. We never concluded that discussion, but to me it is interesting to see the his ideas around the importance of the conceptual architectural project, and I do not want to dispute, but rather continue into the practice based developments of projects that also make discourse, or perhaps ideas around 2nd order system development that is deployed to have a particular effect.