PANEL: Field sketching in art & architecture education: still worth the detour?
PANEL CHAIRS: Gonzalo Munoz-Vera, Ricardo L. Castro
In days when remote participation permits a real-time global community, when free-flowing dissemination of digital media opens up myriad possibilities of representation, and when post- colonial and global agendas question canonical education, field sketching demands attention as an educational tool in this historical crossroad. Some schools of art & architecture have endured in keeping this tradition alive, encountering both favourable and adverse conditions in their lifespans. In 2021, the McGill School of Architecture’s Sketching School program commemorated its 100th anniversary—a milestone that still raises questions about its merit for continuation or cessation. Thus, this session ponders three fundamental questions: (i) Can the appeal to visit historical sites for educational purposes regain its former relevance? (ii) Is there any common ground between analogue and digital means for any field-sketching program, or should they remain as separate entities? (iii) What impact will future instructors have on field sketching? This session welcomes paper presentations from all periods and latitudes, including those recent experiences under COVID-19 pandemic circumstances, which have dealt with hybrid practices of analogue and digital methodologies.
Location (in-person): Department of Art History at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, Oct 27–29, 2022
Registration deadline: 30 June 2022
The CFP form can be found here.