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
“Back in the days, people knew what’s good” – it’s not a coincidence that you hear this sentence pretty frequently. ‘Cause things that used to be common practice often have their comeback a few centuries later. Just as chalk and everything that goes with it. But what can you actually do with chalk? 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
Most conferences take place in summer. If you don’t want to miss out on anything, this can be a quite expensive season. For this very reason, you should make the most out of every single conference and soak in all the impressions – make it an unforgettable experience! How? Continue Reading
What’s the best way of starting a blog post about such a marvelous new thing like the ToolBoard? Maybe we should just keep it simple?
Marker addicts! Look at this board! Continue Reading