collaborative drawing project

The Collaborative Drawing project was focused on transitory places in the Art Department, University of Calgary. During the month of November 2013, I invited students, professors, and passersby to stop and draw the outside view on the department windows. This activity brought an interruption to the flow of corridors and hallways, giving participants a pause to enjoy the experience of seeing. For a moment these transitory sites were transformed into gathering places, engaging the observer by drawing a view that might normally be overlooked.

The video documentation for this project can be seen at


This project was reproduced at the University of Alberta in Edmonton for the Art and Design Graduate Student Association (ADGSA) symposium and exhibition Performative Ecologies: Thinking Through Research Practices, March 2014. Here is the link with images of the event:


A third iteration of this project was held at the +15 between the Professional Faculties building and the Education Tower, University of Calgary, May 2104.