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The University of Southampton
Winchester School of Art

drawing spaces: picturing knowledge

Published: 18 May 2006

‘Drawing Spaces' is a new collaborative research initiative establishing links across traditional subject boundaries and bringing teaching and research closer together. ‘Although it sounds obvious to say it, a collaboration is about difference, otherwise why bother to say it? 

Part one (1)

‘Drawing Spaces: picturing knowledge' an interactive artwork 16 May - 27 June 2006 4th floor Hartley Library ‘drawing spaces: picturing knowledge' invites you to take part in making a new drawing catalogue by contributing drawings, diagrams, maps and plans that are used to picture knowledge in your particular subject area.

To contribute send a copy of your drawing marked with appropriate references to: drawing spaces,

c/o Hartley Library,
University of Southampton
SO17 1BJ

Drawing Spaces is the first part of a continuing project that will provide openings for staff and students to collaborate on research. Through this initial phase of the project ongoing relationships have been formed between different disciplines and students have participated collaboratively on the project.

Working collaboratively, provides opportunities to utilise our differences and to understand more about the working process of practice based research. It will also provide an opportunity for students to gain professional experiences, building knowledge and skills that will become part of a students ongoing curriculum vitae.

Initiated by staff and students from Winchester School of Art and the School of Architecture Portsmouth University.

The Curatorial Lecture: Sites of Interaction and Exchange on 11th May, brought together speakers from Oxford Archaeology, University Libraries, Hampshire County Council Architecture and Design Services, with staff and students of Winchester School of Art.

The lecture addressed the authorship of the work and the potential of the library as a hub of interaction and exchange, engaging with public performance as well as private study.

(1) ‘Collaboration: a key', Katherine Clarke, in ‘This is what we do a MUF manual' 2001 Ellipsis 2000

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