One of our first tasks at the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane’s degree in Architecture was to learn how to draw – by hand. This was back in 1999 in Maputo, and I was a first year student. The idea is that the hand draws what the eye sees, and later, once this is mastered, that the hand draws what the mind thinks. I have subsequently completed my degree at UCT in Cape Town (2001-2006), but have never forgotten the importance of that act of translation. Herewith some sketches of the past 10 years (click on images to enlarge).