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International Interdisciplinary Symposium
6-8 November 2015
Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London, SE1 9PH
Theme: Social and collaborative drawing practices. Sharing and reflecting on drawing and teaching practices across disciplines and cultures
What happens when we draw?
What do we learn when we draw?
When we teach drawing what are we teaching?
The symposium enabled on-going conversations and collaborations between practitioners, researchers and educators at an international level.
Our 2012 and 2013 symposia included workshops that demonstrated innovative and experimental practices in drawing research and education, and we now bring this practical focus forward even more strongly, by including master classes from invited experts, and using visual methods for discussion and documentation. Workshops will be underpinned by cognitive analysis of what is happening when we draw, in our many and varied ways.
Master classes and workshops covered the following themes:
– Drawing Thinks: practical uses of drawing ‘as a tool for thought’.
– Drawing Talks: socially engaged practices that use collaborative drawing methods.
– Drawing Sings: performative practices that explore embodiment.
– Drawing Heals: drawing as a tool for promoting physical and mental well-being.
– and this is Ernie’s Beach, next to the warehouse where we held the symposium. Amazing views of London and the Thames. The beach has recently been named after a local Waterloo resident and community activist John Hearn MBE (known as Ernie).
The Symposium was part of a week long festival, the Southbank Festival of Creativity