In July, Nicolas Verdot travelled to Benin to familiarize the people living there with visualization techniques. In collaboration with the Institute of Cultural Affairs Benin (ICA), he held a one-week workshop to introduce the participants to the work as facilitator. Nicolas focused the workshop on women’s rights, as this topic lies close to his heart and women in Africa to this day have a completely different status than most of us know it from our home countries. Even sadder that only few women were able to attend. But despite the fact that mainly men participated in Nicolas’ workshop, the participants were able to achieve considerable progress in only a short amount of time. And now, the rookie facilitators are on their mission to create space for communication in Benin and Africa and they are supporting not only women’s rights but also topics like education, water accessibility and many more. Continue reading
180 participants, 25 countries, 5 continents, 18 languages – all on one campus. This makes the 24th IFVP the first conference to be held on university premises, at Montclair State University. Pretty convenient, as the students were on summer vacation and the participants could stay in their dorms this year. You wanna know if the International Forum of Visual Practitioners was as exciting as in the previous year? We’ll tell you. Continue reading
Although we really like to work at Neuland and puzzle out new ideas or find improvements for our products, some “Neuländer” are keen to do adventurous outdoor activities on weekends. Even better when you can combine work with leisure and spend the weekend on an island. So, without hesitation, we went to Munich to set up shop at the FlowFest.
In a city with a yawning gap between “rich” and “poor”, Mona visited schools and organizations to show the people in Cape Town what you can achieve through visualization.
On her journey through the city, she organized open street sessions and practiced together with circus performers for the AfricaBurn Festival. In this way, Mona met a diverse range of people, exchanged experiences and visually recorded what their dreams are. And it turns out they are more related than expected. Continue reading
The past week has been one of planning and preparations for the weeks to come 🙂
On Monday we leave for Springbok, close to the Namibian border to run workshops in several schools during the week, so we have been renting car, sorting accommodation and other planning.
Time is flying and we have already completed week 3 on our journey. And what a week!
We have had some practices with the whole crew in the Pre Primary School in Athlone, doing a lot of body work and getting into the practice for our show. A lot of fun and stretching out of the comfort zone :o)