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CANCELED: Seeing Drawing as Meditation

Time: March 30, 2020, 10:30 a.m. - noon

Location: Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library

Part of the Syracuse Symposium

Part of the Syracuse Symposium series.

UPDATE: This event has been canceled in response to emerging COVID-19 precautions and advisories. We hope to re-offer this workshop in Fall '20.

Bradford C. Grant
(Howard University)

In this experiential workshop, Grant provides participants with materials and guidance in carefully seeing the world by drawing what we really see, verses scribing what we know or think we see to encourage reflection, understanding and transformational change. This workshop is ideal for beginners as well as those experienced with sketching and drawing and focuses on the silent process of seeing and knowing rather than the resulting sketch. The workshop aims to provide the participants a way of acknowledging and promoting positive personal and community change.

Additional supporters:

  • Center for Learning and Student Success
  • Falk College
  • Vice President for the Student Experience, Robert Hradsky
  • Syracuse University Libraries
  • Diversity Office
  • Student-Athlete Academic Support
  • School of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Hendricks Chapel
  • The Contemplative Collaborative

Bio: Bradford C. Grant is a Professor of Architecture in the Department of Architecture of the College of Engineering and Architecture at Howard University, Washington DC. He has been in leadership roles at Hampton and Howard Universities as Chairperson, Director, Associate Dean and Interim Dean. As a registered architect and educator he has extensive experience in community design and contemplative practices in design education. Grant is past president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), a former board member of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), past chair of the Humanities DC and the current board president of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society.

Grant holds a Masters of Architecture from the University of California Berkeley and the undergraduate first professional degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA.

Margaret Usdansky, Center for Learning and Student Success