Sustainable coasts maps

sustainable development, Uncategorized

It’s been a real pleasure and a privilege to draw and illustrate maps for a friend’s forthcoming book proposal. The book is about coastal communities that manage their marine resources in sustainable ways. It was a pretty excting and positive read. Fingers crossed that it finds a publisher!

Meanwhile, here are some sketch versions of the illustrations. They’re done in nib and ink. Just imagine the book that includes puffins, otters, coral reefs, electronic fish quota swaps, a successful protest movement 40 years ago for the right to access the coast, whales, and seafood harvesting. You want to read it right? Yes!!

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Mussel harvesting

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Kelp

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Fishermen 1

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More mussel harvesting

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Other fishermen

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A puffin.

 

Lessons and commitments graphic recording

Africa, Events, graphic recording, Watercolour

All We Can gathered the participants’ learning and commitments from their partnership conference using a method called cascading, or the snowball, or, we decided, the River. In this exercise, people think individually at first and then gather in increasingly large groups to select the best contributions. At the end, about ten peoples’ thoughts have been distilled into ten points. I drew the process explanation diagram and also the final result… Here’s the resulting poster, drawn live in the session!

Ethiopia field trip

Africa, Events, Sketch, sustainable development

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Ethiopian schoolkids

These guys were watching us visit the beekeeping centre. They work for ADHENO, but Tarike is the kebede (village) manager.

These guys were watching us visit the beekeeping centre. They work for ADHENO, but Tarike is the kebede (village) manager.

The All We Can partnership conference involved a field trip to two of their Ethiopian partner organsations. I went to ADHENO’s project where they’ve spent twelve years developing conservation agriculture and reforestation. We saw beekeeping, the fuel-efficient stove workshop and the church where the project began. A great day with great people.

Inspiration! Networking!

Events, graphic recording

The All We Can conference aims – in pictures!

Inspiration! Partnerships! Learning! Networking!

Inspiration! Partnerships! Learning! Networking!

We’re in Ethiopia at the All We Can partnership conference where I’m working as graphic recorder. So far the drawings have garnered lots of positive comments from participants (and organisers)! A good start!

Graphic recording at SOCLA – relatorio gráfica SOCLA

Events, sustainable development

Friday saw Development Cartoons amid professors, farmers and students, and combinations of all three, at the 5th Latinamerican Conference of Agroecology, SOCLA. I provided the graphic recording for the agroecology team from ECOSUR in Mexico during a brainstorming session about key factors of success in agroecology projects. Here’s the result!

Drawn during the 'sharing in plenary' stage of the workshop.

Drawn during the ‘sharing in plenary’ stage of the workshop.

With the ECOSUR team post-workshop

With the ECOSUR team post-workshop

Sports festival signs ready

Events, Inclusion, Sports and Development, Turkey, Vector graphics

My Inkscape illustrations for the ‘Social Inclusion through Sports‘ project’s summer festivals are done and printed! Here’s a pleasing photo of what it looks like in real life. The good people at Sports Inclusion have printed eight of these.
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Smoother lines, smoother moves

Inclusion, Sports and Development, Turkey, Vector graphics

The vector graphics are turning out nice… smooth as a pleasant workout. This pilates image is one of a series for the Social Inclusion through Sports programme’s end-of-project festivals, to be shown on the signs around the festival areas. These graphics can be blown up to the required size – a meter square – without looking pixelated.
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For how many minutes can you hold the plank position?