Sketching in Practice Symposium 2020 

The Sketching in Practice Symposium (SKiP) brings together people that think, ideate and communicate through drawing. This year, we are highlighting the voices of BIPOC practitioners. We are particularly interested in learning about Indigenous ways of thinking and knowing. SKiP encourages proposals from fields such as education, dance, design, visual art, anthropology, science, architecture, geography, virtual reality, literature, graphic recording, film making, among others that explore sketching as a transformative practice.

Date: May 9th, 2020

Location: Emily Carr University of Art + Design


Cost: $50.00 Accessible rate opportunities

Call for proposals: Now open until April 4th

Registration: Opens March 24th

We are excited to announce our four part keynote series:

  • Whess Harman

Their multidisciplinary practice includes beading, illustration, poetry and curation. They use their practice as a way of interpreting questions of identity and relation, both between Indigenous Nations and with the settler state.

  • Michiko Maruyama

Doctor, industrial designer, artist, using her love of learning to teach medicine in an artistic way. Integrates cardiac surgery and toy design, creating innovative medical educational resources.

  • Chantal Gibson

Poet, artist, educator working in the overlap between literary and visual art. Her decolonizing work challenges cultural hegemony, unpacking imperialist ideologies quietly embedded in everyday things—from academic textbooks to souvenir spoons.

  • Gord Hill

Member of the Kwakwaka’wakw nation on the Northwest Coast. Writer, artist, and militant, he has been involved in Indigenous resistance, anti-colonial and anti-capitalist movements for many years, often using the pseudonym Zig Zag

Proud to be hosted by The Aboriginal Gathering Place

Come join on May 9th!