In Spring 2021, at the invitation of the Chair of Mount Holyoke Art Studio, Turnstone introduced students from the College’s fine art BFA students to the role of drawing in wider contexts. While the lecture led with the strategic drawing from the Turnstone graphic facilitation portfolio, there were also social drawing highlights from Turnstone’s sister project, Soundpapered.

Like the University of Portland students the month before, this talk drew again on themes from Society Needs to See (‘SNTS’), an exploration already underway with Rachel’s own students. These fine art students, like others at SVA and at UP were invited to consider how our specific stance, narrative and visual approaches can reimagine, inform and change large systems, policy and individual everyday experiences. More about strategic and social drawing, and SNTS, to follow here in 2022.