• Making Room for Making: In praise of imperfect drawings and the humans who make them, Brandy Agerbeck
  • Drawing-to-Learn: A general studies course for first-year college students, Dr. Laurence Musgrove
  • In Front of the Wall, Alfredo Carlo
  • Visual Improvisation: How improvising influences my sketchnoting, Eva-Lotta Lamm
  • Solo-Practitioner PartnershipsLisa Arora and Robert Mittman
  • Sensemaking through Arts-Infused, Person-Centred Planning Processes, Aaron Johannes
  • Dancineering, Researchals, Bodystorming, and Informances, Christopher Knowlton
  • Stories and Storytelling, Anthony Weeks
  • The Secret to Long-Term Impact in Your Engagements, Mary Alice Arthur
  • Using Perspectives to Build a Practice, Bryan Coffman
  • Cultivating Cultural Safety: The visual practitioner’s role in motivating positive action, Sam Bradd
  • The Use of Imagery in Conflict Engagement, Aftab Erfan
  • Steady, to Scale, Kelvy Bird
  • A Learning Journey: Connecting Self to Planet, Stina Brown
  • Sharing a Dia Experience, Claudia Madrazo
  • Embodied Mark-Making: The Big Brush Experience, Barbara Bash
  • Discovering Wisdom Within and Between: How Storyboards, Portraits, and Visual Explanations Can Help Us Learn to Solve the Puzzles of our Time, Jennifer Shepherd
  • Sensemaking, Potential Space, and Art Therapy with Organizations:
    Moving beyond language, Michelle Winkel
  • Kinesthetic Modeling: Re-learning how to grope in the dark, John Ward
  • Becoming a Visual Change Practitioner, Nevada Lane
  • Four Mindsets of a Visual Ecology in the Workplace: Re-Visioning Language Through Visual Thinking, Misha Mercer
  • Rigorous Design of Visual Tools that Deepen Conversations and Spark New InsightsChristine Martell
  • Imagery That Travels Well: Making yourself understood across cultures with the help of visual language, Peter Stoyko
  • The Thermal Lift of Visualization: How the bikablo® approach empowers people in visual thinking, learning and co-creation, Martin Haussmann
  • Bridging on the Rise, Jayce Pei Yu Lee
  • When We Cannot See the Future, Where Do We Begin?, Bob Stilger
  • Reflection and Visual Practice, Jennifer Shepherd and Sam Bradd

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An introduction

We find ourselves in an age of unprecedented complexity, with increased globalization and access to information, while boundaries all around us dissolve. Visual practice helps make sense of this changing landscape by shifting our relationship to self, other and society. Drawings give shape to our ideas, provide sharing of methodology and reframe what is possible.

Visual practice makes the fleeting and ephemeral nature of spoken conversation concrete. Drawings can take infinite form: brushstrokes expressing gesture, metaphors that offer common ground, maps to guide a system, and devices for reconciliation. Individuals and groups alike make these meaningful marks. Communities of thousands can access key content through the aid of images. We see our thoughts from new perspectives through visual interpretation, and we relate with fresh eyes to ourselves and others.

Visuals draw us together. They allow us to consider where we have been, who we are, and who we want to be in the future. We mark these transitions through the acts and artifacts of drawing.

Visual practice is a rich and diverse field. This anthology connects ideas and practitioners at a moment when our practice is dramatically expanding. We pause and survey the field to date: What work is being done? What questions currently guide us? Which theories inform us? Who do we serve, and what is the impact of our craft? What do we learn from our individual experience? And how do we contribute back to the greater field?

Now is the moment to embrace visual thinking, practice and facilitation as a defining technology of our time.

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