We are lucky to have Sam Bradd among us here on the coast. He sets the bar for those who work in alternative, serious ways, and is a tireless, compassionate, generative friend and colleague to a whole community. After years of wanting to, I finally got a chance to work with him, as I facilitated a small group in planning and he handled the graphics… it was one of the best dances I’ve been part of. I’ll post the graphics one day. He’s one of the people I could work with all the time. Sam has collected a host of … Continue reading How to have better meetings – Sam Bradd’s 2018 round-up…
I had a great time yesterday at the Vancouver book launch of the new anthology, Drawn Together Through Visual Practice, edited by Brandy Agerbeck, Kelvy Bird, Sam Bradd and Jennifer Shepherd. You can download my chapter below. I’m really pleased with it – these were great anthologists and editors to work with and I’d jump at a chance to be part of something like this again with the same folks (whereas most of these publishing experiences don’t end with me wanting to repeat the experience!). Stina Brown also wrote a great chapter and was MC for the event (check … Continue reading Download My Chapter from Drawn Together in Visual Practice
Just read this article on working conditions of London maids and in the context of a day off after three days of teaching drawing and a conversation about prospective dissertation methods, I found Barbara Pokryszka’s art in it so powerful. Part of the conversation about dissertations was about the importance of including our own stories and, for me, using different modalities. As in Nick Sousanis’ Unflattening – a book I keep wanting to take on a wild weekend to a cabin by the sea! And he’s teaching a class in Calgary. *SIGH* And all of it is caught up … Continue reading art power….
Every once in a while someone shows up to a workshop with something gorgeous and I love figuring out how we might incorporate it into our work… In this case, Matteo, age 8, sent this beautiful drawing of a clone* to help alleviate our fears of drawing in our person centred planning as it might apply to employment workshop. Oh if we could only all of us draw clones this good! I really liked how it worked for our “flow of the day” poster. Thanks Matteo! Your drawing made our day! *this entry altered to correct certain important details. It’s a clone, … Continue reading Collaging in the gifts… ka-pow!
I have been so busy that I haven’t been able to tackle the CLMOOC 6th project which is a wonderful theoretical collaboration between the U.S. National Park Service and educators on geo-mapping the spaces where we come together. And given that we camp every year in the U.S. at these amazing places, it would have been easy and joyful… So much fun and so inspiring to see what others are doing, though. Which always makes me want to participate. But I’ve taken a new half time teaching position in an actual college after years of teaching adults of all kinds in the places where they … Continue reading #clmooc #makecycle6 geolocate your space
Several of my favourite things came together around creating this graphic – it’s about the idea of massively increasing supported, equitable employment for people with disabilities in British Columbia, it’s a group that’s thinking BIG ambitious thoughts about holistic supports and brought together a group of diverse interests to facilitate a discussion about partnerships and how research can lead to action, and I got to draw with Liz Etmanski, my favourite drawing partner. Last but not least, it is a project that is generated by families and I learned a lot of new things and got to change my mind about some … Continue reading More employment related graphic recording – the Pacific Autism Family Centre