Visual Explorer Cards in Action

The 2015 Climate Change Conference has just concluded in Paris. As we approach the end of the year here in Philadelphia, the weather is ominously summer-like.

Our Visual Explorer cards were a useful tool in the Youth in Landscapes Initiative, an essential part of the Global Landscapes Forum, hosted in parallel to the main Conference.

Hannah Smith, one of the YIL designers (and a former CCL-Ethiopia Intern and a collaborator with CCL Labs) sends this report:

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quoteI used Visual Explorer twice: as a framing activity for our active listening session and as a final reflection activity…It was a hit both times and I let each participant take their final reflection card home. Once again, I was impressed with the Visual Explorer to transcend language and cultural barriers and facilitate communication and collaboration of young professionals.”

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, one of the delegates, describes the Initiative on the Huffington Post’s Green Blog:

quote22930096003_586d467226_zAn essential part of the forum was the Youth in Landscapes Initiative, which offered the opportunity for youth (18-35 years old) from around the world to develop and present innovative solutions to five of the most critical landscape issues.

Assisted by a high-profile steering committee and mentors, 50 students, young professionals, and volunteers with very different but also very complementary profiles worked together for 4 days in dynamic groups. On the second day of the GLF, last Sunday, they pitched their ideas to a dragon’s den, consisting of some of the most important professionals involved in landscapes giving critical feedback.

Photo credit: Marina Cerbonnier at YPARD

 

 

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