Drawing as 'Translating': exploring the personal relationship with archive.

    Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar


    An In Person drawing workshop led by Natsumi Sakamoto as part of Drawn to Dundee.
    Following an invitation and introduction led by artist and DJCAD Lecturer Alex Roberts, artist Natsumi Sakamoto discussed how she explores drawing as 'translating' and as a way of creating a personal relationship with history. Participants referred to archival material of women workers in the jute industry in Dundee, focusing on their anonymity in history and acquiring the touch of lost memories through drawing. Participants observed archival material in various ways and make experimental drawings as they translate historical material in their own personal 'language'.
    Period30 Mar 2022
    Degree of RecognitionNational


    • drawing
    • drawing communities
    • drawing methods
    • drawing research
    • Public Engagement events
    • film
    • installation
    • animation
    • Storytelling
    • female history
    • dundee