July 9 2020 we met for our first virtual Visual Thinkers Toronto. We were an international group with visual thinkers from Toronto, Berlin, Colorado, Ottawa and beyond. We shared our passion for maps.
Sketchnote by Manisha Laroia
Co hosted by Manisha Laroia and Patsy Kambitsch, we explored the meaning of maps, a bit of history of mapmaking, and how we responded to our #mapmyworld challenge on Instagram and Twitter.
Inspired by works like Katharine Harmon’s, You Are Here: Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination and Rebecca Solnit’s Infinite City, we interpreted the word “map” broadly.
For more information about our next Visual Thinkers Toronto challenge and meetup contact Patsy
Visual Thinkers connects doodlers, dabblers, and professionals as a community of practice. We gather for conviviality, challenge, and support for each other’s learning. In
Are you curious about visual thinking? Want to join others who make sense of the world using drawings, diagrams, photos and other images? Got something in the works that you want to try out with a community of interested visual thinkers? Join us!
We are birds of many feathers. As a group, we are happy to include a wide diversity of fields and perspectives. Participants include data visualizers, artists, architects (of buildings, information or enterprises), sketchnoters, graphic recorders, facilitators, graphic designers, and others who use visual thinking in their work and play.
Experts, explorers and dabblers all are invited to gather for Visual Thinkers. We play games, share insights, and learn from each others’ practices. No long lectures, no grades and no exclusions.
AND for now… we meet online. We hope to meet together face-to-face soon, but for the time being we are hosting a series of on-line challenges and virtual meetings, staying connected though Instagram and Twitter #visualthinkersto and #visualthinkerstoronto. Hope to see you online soon.
Contact Patricia, Patricia@playthink.com, to join our next virtual meetup.