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This is Research: Waldburger, Lee, and Swartz: The Drawing Board: Institutional critique through collaborative drawing

Swartz, Amy, Waldburger, Natalie and Lee, JJ This is Research: Waldburger, Lee, and Swartz: The Drawing Board: Institutional critique through collaborative drawing. [Project]

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Abstract

The Drawing Board is a group of three artist-educators who, through collaborative artwork, explore
drawing’s capacity for speaking to the social and ecological issues we face as women, mothers of children
with disabilities, and racialized individuals against the backdrop of inequitable systems. Since we formed
in 2016, we have created public drawing performances that mimic bureaucracy, including a mock Board
with “official meetings”, agendas, minutes, voting processes, and invented standing and subcommittees
committees. Using governance structures based on real-life institutional practices, we create a platform
that allows participants to use humour and drawing to illustrate and critique how these systems can shape
dialogue and collective thinking. “Drawing Board Meetings’’ and collaborative drawing installations have
been performed and exhibited in artist-run, academic and gallery spaces.

This project has been supported by Social Science and
Humanities Research Council of Canada, OCAD U, the Ontario
Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Item Type: Project
Divisions: Research Labs
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2021 16:19
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2021 16:19
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/3525

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