Squiggle Game

To introduce and begin working towards an APR research project and symposium, artist Abhaya Rajani led a Squiggle Drawing exercise inspired by D.W. Winnicot’s Squiggle Game, to help us work towards thinking collaboratively and loosening the academic barriers around research and writing based work.

The session was spent exploring collaborative opportunities between students’ research, and working towards the development of research proposals through collective drawing and writing.

Working with pastels and charcoal, the group responded to each other’s squiggles on multiple toilet rolls, which were rolled out and hung across the architecture of the space. Following this the same response process was applied to language, writing on newsprint, before progressing to words and responses relating to the themes of student’s research interests.