To respond to the cancellation of our 2020 Graphic Medicine conference in Toronto, to combat the social isolation of pandemic-related lockdowns, and to support and promote community, the Graphic Medicine International Cooperative (GMIC) launched a free weekly virtual meet-up called “Drawing Together” on April 6.
We provided a Zoom link, a topic, and a group facilitator. Members of the world-wide Graphic Medicine community gathered to draw, support one another, and share. See links below to the first thirteen weekly sessions that ran until June 28.
Starting in July, these gatherings will now be held monthly, and we are looking for input as to when they will be scheduled.
You can vote for your choice of times here: https://brock.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3Via9Yehr5NPPgx
Session 1: “The Age of Covid-19” hosted by Susan Squier on 4/5/20
Session 2: “Animals” hosted by Shelley Wall on 4/12/20
Session 3: “Ancestors” hosted by Dana Walrath on 4/19/20
Session 4: “Masking and Un-Masking” hosted by Michael Green on 4/26/20
Session 5: “Cartographies of the Present” hosted by Ebru Ustundag on 5/3/20
Session 6: “Five Lives” hosted by MK Czerwiec on 5/10/20
Session 7: “Insects” hosted by Susan Squier on 5/17/20
Session 8: “Time” hosted by Shelley Wall on 5/24/20
Session 9: “Pandemic as Portal” hosted by Dana Walrath
Session 10: “Care” hosted by Ebru Ustundag on 6/7/20
Session 11: “Learning and Teaching” hosted by Alex Thomas on 6/14/20
Session 12: “Rituals” hosted by MK Czerwiec on 6/21/20
Session 13: “Talking to Ourselves” hosted by Michael Green on 6/28/20
You can view work from these sessions by searching for #DrawingTogetherGM on most social media platforms.