Linescapes started out as a fondness for drawing our environment and grew into a project exploring the significance of drawing in design and architecture. For us, hand drawing fulfills three important roles in design: it is an analysis through which we see and observe our surroundings, it is a tool for thinking and developing ideas, and lastly, drawing is a means of communication that allows us to explain our thoughts to other people. We believe all these roles are important and want to share our experience, thoughts and ideas with you. That is why Linescapes offers free online video tutorials, as well as organizes excursions and drawing courses. Our vision is to trigger a debate about the value of drawing for architecture and design.