Andrew Causey “Drawn to See” podcast

Find out more about our keynote! Check out Dr. Andrew Causey’s podcast on his new book at

“In his new book Drawn to See: Drawing as an Ethnographic Method (University of Toronto Press, 2016) Andrew Causey argues that social science practitioners can cultivate new ways of experiencing the world through drawing. He has developed thirty-nine “etudes,” drawing exercises that challenge the reader to become a more rigorous observer and to transform their relationship with both visual media and academia. These etudes have been tried and tested over many years in his class, Visual Anthropology, at Columbia College – Chicago. With exciting interdisciplinary possibilities, this is book expands the toolbox available to ethnographers.” text excerpted from New Books Network (


Call for proposals now open!

This is it! The call for proposal is now open for SKiP 2017! This year’s theme is, Where does sketching lead to action?  Proposals will be accepted until May 01 2017 midnight.

We invite  creative sketchers of all stripes to submit a proposal to the second Sketching In Practice Symposium to be held on June 23-24 2017 at Simon Fraser University’s Woodward’s building in downtown Vancouver.

Interested? Not sure what this symposium is all about? Check out last years presenters for ideas   or the SKiP 2016 short documentary.  Hope to see you there.  Registration opening soon.




SKiP announcement – Dr. Andrew Causey

Our first SKiP presenter announcement of 2017!

We are extremely pleased to announce our keynote speaker, artist-ethnographer Dr. Andrew Causey. Dr. Causey is an Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Humanities, History, and Social Sciences Department at Columbia College, Chicago, and comes to SKiP 2017 on the heels of his recent publication Drawn to See: Drawing as an Ethnographic Method in which he offers insights, inspiration and techniques to explore sketching as a means of making close observations, and as a way to interpret and translate research.

Some reviews of Drawn to See: Drawing as an Ethnographic Method

“With wit, passion, and empathic understanding of the bad feelings many (if not most) people have about their ability to draw what they see, this timely book provides a clear path to a powerful tool for anthropological research.”

~ Betty Edwards, author of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

‘Drawn to See is a call for people engaged in ethnographic projects to take up their pencils and draw their way to insight.”

~ Carol Hendrickson, Marlboro College

“Causey … extends the connections between drawing and the practice of ethnography in a remarkable—and practical—way.”

~ Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Find out more about Dr. Andrew Causey at,

Save the date! We are going for two days this year June 23rd and 24th 2017.

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Call for proposals very soon!