jeudi 11 mars 2010

Drawing Out 2010

Conference & Festival of Drawing in Melbourne
7th – 9th April 2010
RMIT Storey Hall, (The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology), Melbourne, Austrailia

Composite image: Drawing: Leon van Schaik, Ideogram describing the 3 year plan for Customising Space, RMIT Design Research Institute. Photograph: Malte Wagenfeld, Visualising Air, Craft Victoria Occupation, September 2008. Photographer Jacob Walker. Image courtesy RMIT Design Research Institute.

DRAWING OUT is a creative collaboration between RMIT University and the University of the Arts London.

DRAWING OUT 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.

DRAWING OUT engages professional organisations who use drawing in their fundamental practices, including the fields of: Animation and Interactive Media; Architecture; Art; Built Environment; Cartography; Commerce; Communications; Design; Engineering; Fashion; Film; Information Technology; Legal systems; Photography; Sciences; Social Sciences and Textiles.

Key issues addressed in the program will include, but are not limited to:
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.

DRAWING OUT will deal with the theories and the practices of drawing through a series of papers, panels and exhibitions that will activate and transform RMIT spaces across the city of Melbourne. It will engage all who are involved in the creation, adoption and adaptation of drawing in its myriad forms and it will enchant those who are intrigued by the art of creation as expressed through drawing. Through workshops it will engage professional organisations that use drawing in their fundamental practices. DRAWING OUT will provide a platform for industry to understand the value of drawing within a range of practices and the value of creative knowledge for our cultural and economic futures.

Further information about this event can be found on the website:

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