Graphic Content: Drawing as method

Nishat will be presenting work from Topological Atlas at this event organised by Jesse LeCavalier, University of Toronto

March 22nd at 9:22am

Graphic Content: Drawing as Method

Fri, Mar 26/21 – 12:00pm to Sat, Mar 27/21 – 2:00pm

Graphic Content: Drawing as Method is a two-day on-line conference open to the public that will bring together a group of scholars whose research applies techniques of representation native to design disciplines to contemporary topics in the built environment. The conference posits that, taken together, such use of representational, analytical, and synthetic techniques is constitutive of a research method in its own right. If questions around research methods concern the structuring of inquiry in pursuit of new knowledge, then it follows that an expanded methodological repertoire can create opportunities for increased knowledge production. Treatments of research methods in architecture tend to confine drawing to merely a technique of visualizing data. Graphic Content will argue otherwise and assembles a group of cutting edge scholars whose work makes a powerful case that a research approach that employs graphic production offers more effective ways to communicate findings, suggests restructured forms of agency, and can illuminate unanticipated pathways for research.