Drawing as performance

The Greenroom: A new perspective on empowerment through education

  • Theodor Barth Førsteamanuensis, KHiO


The objective of the present article is to re-work and radically reframe a case study on drawing presented at the E&PDE conference, hosted by OsloMet in the early autumn of 2017. The case study was experimental – involving a drawer, a furniture designer, an MA student (at the time) and an anthropologist. The present article ventures to draw certain learning outcomes from the experiment. These are presently relevant in the context of the heritage of a drawing school founded in 1818 and in the wake of the current activities in artistic research (AR) at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO). The focus is on the educational aspects of ‘doing research’. The article queries the relation between drawing, writing and field research in the history of the school and currently in AR.

Keywords: drawing, writing, field research, process, reframing, case study, comparison, first science, third-party readability, non-philosophy.


Hvordan referere
Barth, T. (2018). Drawing as performance. FormAkademisk - forskningstidsskrift for design og designdidaktikk, 11(3). https://doi.org/10.7577/formakademisk.2681