Drawing Out Transdisciplinary Conference

  • Kristen Kreider (Speaker)

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Drawing Out, a creative collaboration between RMIT University and University of the Arts London, is a trans-disciplinary conference. It explores drawing across the boundaries of disciplines. It addresses drawing as a way of thinking and communicating in the twenty-first century. Whoever we are, drawing is part of our everyday and professional lives.

The conference investigates the role of drawing in its widest possibilities, such as physical and virtual drawing; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural practices; digital schemas; fashion templates; architectural and engineering designs; creative writing; media and communications concepts; cartography and scientific schematics; architectural and mathematical modelling; business and financial mapping; legal, educational and political visualisations.

Panels Include:

1 – Drawing in / Drawing is a way of thinking
Drawing as second nature: how do we think openly through drawing?
Drawing as a speculative activity.

2 – Drawing out / Drawing is a way of mapping
After drawing: how is drawing an impetus to other practices?
What opportunities exist for new technologies as a way of mapping our world?

3 – Drawing across / Drawing is a way of communicating
Drawing as a part of general literacy and its relationship to numeracy, writing and measurement.
Drawing as a means of transferring information.

Convenor – Professor Elizabeth Grierson, Head of School, Art, RMIT University
Convenor – Professor Stephen Farthing, Director, The Centre for Drawing, University of the Arts London
Co-convenor – Keith Cowlishaw, Head of School, Fashion and Textiles, RMIT University

For the Drawing Out conference Kreider + O'Leary presented a paper entitled 'Video Shakkei : Event-Space, Performance and Time-Based Drawing', theorising and contextualising our performance and installation work in the project Video Shakkei.
Period7 Apr 20109 Apr 2010
Event typeOther