T.K. Justin Ng is a designer based in Toronto exploring the changing role of architecture and the future of cities through reseach, design and drawing.

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Publication | An Urban Sketcher's Guide to Helsinki, 2017
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Cities | Helsinki, 2016
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Cities | Stockholm, 2016
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Cities | New York City, 2017
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Cities | Toronto, 2017
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Cities | Tallinn, 2016
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Cities | London, 2018
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Cities | Amsterdam, 2018
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© Andrew Keung, 2018

My sketchbooks are part of an on-going project in which I record my travels. At a time when screens are becoming the interface for much of life, being on-location exposes me to the nuances of light, sound and smell, qualities of architecture that cannot be experienced digitally.

In the process of recreating what lies before my eyes onto paper, I become intimately acquainted with my subject, forcing me to observe, rather than gaze. Unlike orthographic drawings that focus on objective reality, sketching en-plein air embraces the human perspective along with emotions and empathy, enabling the exploration of cities through spatial and visual richness – which I believe to be a step towards the re-humanization of our cities.

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Cities | Vancouver, 2017
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Cities | Hong Kong, 2016
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Cities | Fez, 2018
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Cities | Berlin, 2018
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Cities | Qingdao, 2016
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Cities | Brussels, 2018
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Cities | Singapore, 2015