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A Brief Anthology of Faculty Sketchbooks

Sketchbooks have been our personal receptor for cataloging ideas, notable moments, and projects. We fill them with writing, drawings, inspirations, receipts, and errands; they grow into a mental map that we keep close to our chest. It is a format that is accessible, one that we trust, and that we always return to. 

To work in a sketchbook is a means towards investigating time. They develop and change much as we do: one minute, they are precious and kept close. In the next, their pages document another part of our journey, stacked on top of past entries. The sketchbook exemplifies how time collapses into a project. The selections presented here outline moments of life lived, choices made, and thoughts considered and recorded. 

Learn more about AIADO faculty members and their work here.