The illustration course have been asked to provide live illustration during the duration of the British Council Going Global International Education Conference. Exploring some of the issues facing education globally students and staff will be exploring how to visually communicate some of the presentations using a range of techniques and approaches. The course at Brighton is excited to venture into this new area of performance and live transcription of data/information, believing that visual story telling can break down barriers to understand the modern world, to encourage students to provoke the illustration work of the future. The collaboration with the British Council is hopefully the first of many opportunities and partnerships with organisations to help identify new areas of illustration through both academic research and professional application.
During breaks in the conference programme there will also be a live illustration workshop entitled (tele)consequences – a collaborative drawing between participants at the QEII conference venue, groups of students in Brighton and other international locations through the use of smartphone cameras, projectors, Skype calls and a wi-fi connection.