Aesthetics of Research — Edinburgh College of Art
At the end of 2015, each of us collaborated with a small group of illustration students from Edinburgh College of Art. The aim was to think about how our research could be visually reimagined.
Each of us provided the students with a brief outline of our research or research interests.
Following several meetings, each student produced a number of pieces of work. The results of these collaborations were then presented at a final get together in December.
This project asks you to collaborate (or work for) a researcher from the University of Edinburgh to explore the visualization of their practice, ideas or findings.
X3 illustrators will be allocated to one researcher. You will meet with them and agree a working method and outcome. There are 8 researchers involved in the project altogether listed in the ‘Resources Document’ with very different practices. The researcher becomes your client or collaborator for this project.
There are many ways that you may approach the illustration contribution to this project. You may illustrate some specific material of the researchers or document a particular activity for a context such as a paper or poster. You may work collaboratively with the other x2 illustrators or work on x3 different outcomes.
As well as the outputs agree with your researcher we would also like you to bring all your development sketches and illustration studies you make through the project together into one multi paged A4 landscape PDF of at least 4 pages this will include a portrait of the researcher and drawings of their tools and working environment. So it becomes a study of the researcher as well as the contribution to their research.
You can view each ECA student’s work here: