The transdisciplinary international event »Intervening Drawing«, consisting of a conference and accompanying workshops, explores drawing as a practice of learning and recognition situated in time and space, through which not only is existing knowledge preserved and passed on, but new knowledge is created as well. The link between abstraction and visualization opens a window on drawing as an epistemic process that, through the act of capturing and rearranging observations and experiences, shares in the creation and formation of bodies of knowledge.

The event explores the interventional potential of drawing as an experiment rooted in praxis in social and cultural contexts. With the emergence of new forms of drawing and practices of cooperation, intermediation, and research along with interconnection, especially in the digital sphere, drawing is perfectly suited to initiating acts of resistance and collective participation. This kind of drawing practice interlaces situations and actions and can help to empower marginalized groups and develop social and ecological understanding.