New Book! Drawn Together Through Visual Practice
Embrace visual practice as a defining technology of our time.
Imagine your ideas drawn — incorporating energy, colour, space, line, scale, icons, figures, metaphors. This is the territory of visual practice, which makes the fleeting and ephemeral nature of spoken conversation concrete.
This anthology connects ideas and practitioners at a moment when our practice is dramatically expanding.
See the table of contents: https://visualpracticebook.com/tableofcontents/
27 professionals in visual practice, alongside cross-disciplinary practitioners in other fields, delve into deep and resonant questions at the core of connection and communication.
Visual practitioners make marks that allow people to see their thinking through new lenses. They help people speak up and listen, think critically, find themes, chart relationships, reach understanding, and take action.
We find ourselves in an age of unprecedented complexity, with increased globalization and access to information, whilde 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?
Leaders in facilitation, conflict mediation, education – and all other areas using visual processes to establish common ground – will find an unparalleled wisdom of experience in these pages.
Read a free gift chapter and see what we mean – and we’d love to hear what you think.
And thank you!