In 2018 the exhibition ‘Mario Bellini. The drawing of the project’ took place in Milano. The drawings that retraced the architect’s successful career now become the starting point for a double reflection. On the one hand, drawing is investigated in its many natures and purposes: as an aid to memory, as a vehicle to see, as a communication tool and, above all, as a place for the elaboration of design thinking. On the other hand, through the drawings, a reflection on the relationship between man and space is developed, with reference to the multiple scales in which the architect works, from the object to the architecture to the landscape. Crossing more than forty years of recent history, the exhibition also testified to the profound transformation of the techniques and methods of professional drawing, stimulating a reflection on the changing relationships between drawing and design in relation to the advent of the digital era.
Keywords: Mario Bellini; drawing; drawing’s techniques