For this project, we used drawing as a way to experiment with social forms and systems of working together. We started with 10 sheets of paper and rigid grid structures. Each students declared a single repeatable mark, or action, that would represent them.
I started the drawing process with an authoritative set of rules. "Make your mark in one rectangle on each sheet, Make your mark on 5 sheets of your choice", and so on. After a few rounds a became silent and just observed. The class began to make rules of their own. After a short time, I quietly disappeared from the room.
The student's comments say it all.