Bloomsbury Handbook of Drawing Research: Practices and Domains A global survey of contemporary drawing research practice: new knowledge about drawing and new knowledge gained by drawing.
We are currently accepting proposals for inclusion in the Handbook, and for a Symposium taking place in November 2023. Please download the call for contributions here. More info on the Symposium here.
Drawing Research: Practice and Domains draws together a diverse and global group of artists, academics and others to collaboratively define the current landscape of drawing research. Selected from a global, diverse, inclusive and interdisciplinary call for submissions, this Handbook curates and presents contributions which broadly define the field of drawing research in many formats including, but not exclusively, academic writing, visual essays, interviews, case studies, artworks, diagrams, manifestos, collaborations and statements.
What is drawing and what are we doing when we draw? What is Drawing Research and how do we use drawing as a tool for research? What can we learn from historical and contemporary drawings? How do we teach drawing and how does drawing help us to learn?
Contributions will be broad-based and non-hierarchical, curated and edited from an international cross-disciplinary call for submissions. They will cover a range of political and cultural viewpoints, and encourage a broad reading of the roles and definitions of drawing in the context of research.