Perceptual Methods will introduce students to an ecological approach using analogous drawing exercises and a reading and discussion sequence. Important in this class is introspective exploratory design and research through drawing and the development of a final project. As humans, we continuously create images in our heads that explain our bodies to us. Similarly we continuously create images of our cities as we distractedly walk down the street. In this way our bodies are images amongst other images. As designers we can engage these circuits of images toward new assemblies and environments. Students will explore this relational system for working, thinking and being in the city toward a goal of recognizing their own ecological point of view as well as those of others, and finally as a way of focusing the everyday image-making on pressing issues and challenges of today.