What is it about?

The Genealogical Self Project is a component of a drawing course open to undergraduates from diverse disciplines and cultures, and engages students in critical drawing activities. By introducing a chapter from Tim Ingold's book, Lines: A Brief History, to the course, we aim to revisit the elements and processes that constitute drawing education, and what lines and mark-making mean in art and daily life.

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Why is it important?

Tim Ingold's anthropological approach to elements of drawing opens a door to the expanded capacity of this art in general and invites students to interact with a text that handles parallel topics such as line. The project offers students an experimental way of building a drawing via inspiration from the text covered in the course and by inspiring them to base their work on myriad sources from their life going beyond drawing physical objects.


Working on this project was mind opening for all participants. It also helped us develop a pensive gaze to ourselves through drawing...

Ilgim Veryeri Alaca
Koc Universitesi

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This page is a summary of: Tracing the Genealogical Self: Entanglements of drawing with Tim Ingold's Lines, Drawing Research Theory Practice, November 2019, Intellect, DOI: 10.1386/drtp_00007_1.
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