The Drawing Together community gathered again on Sunday, February 27, 2022. Our session was led by Ebru Ustundag. Ebru is a critical feminist geographer interested in intersections of health/care and social justice. She is an Associate Professor of Geography at Brock University and a graduate faculty member in the interdisciplinary Social Justice and Equity Studies MA program. She is also the co-editor of the journal, ACME: International Journal of Critical Geographies. Ebru is a member of the board of the Graphic Medicine International Collective and has been an active member of the Canadian Association of Health Humanities Advisory Committee for the past 3 years.
Exercise 1: “Heart as Landscape”
If you were giving your heart to someone as a landscape, how would you represent it? The landscape of your heart can be physical or cultural.
Draw your heart landscape. (Ebru recommends listening to Sade’s “No Ordinary Love” while drawing)
Exercise 2: Decolonizing Language
Think of words that you miss from your past, or expressions you particularly like or dislike. Draw that word/phrase and its surrounding landscape.
If you would like to share your work on social media, feel free to tag it with #DrawingTogetherGM so we can see what you’ve done!