The architectural drawing is an attempt to make a conceptual representation of something real, a space we have imagined or can imagine. To attempt to see through the eyes of someone with dementia is a further conceptual step, as we have no experience of how the condition might alter our understanding of our environment.
Through our research, we have identified certain patterns in the way in which people understand and map out space in their minds. In the drawings we make, we are attempting to uncover or represent the way this spatial understanding gradually shifts as a result of dementia.
These drawings begin to explore different methods of architectural and pictorial representation in an attempt to develop a technique that can describe the inhabitation of the Orchard Centre.