Gunnar Krantz and Sara Teleman: Drawing from experience in higher education and research.

Welcome to a K3 seminar with Gunnar Krantz, Professor of Visual Communication, K3, and Sara Teleman, Professor of Illustration, Konstfack, University of Arts, Crafts and Design.

The title of the seminar is Drawing from experience in higher education and research.

This will be an online seminar, carried out through Zoom, and it will take place on Wednesday, April 14 at 10.15-12.00. Please join here: https://mau-se.zoom.us/j/66605759303?pwd=dVJnOG4yUHIzOGdVYmlmem1yeTUwQT09.

Below is an abstract for the seminar.

The role of the practitioner within academia is both challenging and rewarding.  To teach and to conduct research- and artistic development within one’s own praxis in higher education can possibly change the approach to one’s own creative process, to audiences and to the field itself, resulting in an artistic output that might differ from what one originally intended or anticipated. Understanding this – even coming to terms with it – is perhaps one of the greatest challenges any artist entering academia might encounter. In addition, there is also the notion of academicization, projecting an (often) distorted image of what could possibly happen if our practices were to be engulfed by theory. Illustration and comics are two separate cultural fields that quite recently have entered academia, both sharing the common denominator of drawing. In this presentation we will give our view on how our own artistic praxis, teaching, research, and artistic development have interacted and what it has resulted in.

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