Bigger Picture Newsletter October 25th 2009
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Bigger Picture Newsletter October 25th 2009



This update gives a short overview of some of the main events and activities in Bigger Picture during most of 2009.

This update gives a short overview of some of the main events and activities in Bigger Picture during most of 2009.



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  • 1.
  • 2. Bigger Picture’s newsletter is a quick run-through of the high lights this year and a peek at what lies ahead.
  • 3. New faces
    Stine Arensbach has since January been a full time Graphic Facilitator at Bigger Picture. Stine is a former Creative Facilitator having her own company where she facilitated creative processes.
  • 4. Since August Loa Baastrup has been doing an internship at Bigger Picture. Loa is a student at CBS and you can follow her at
    Abdul Dube, a South African Kaospilot with a love for visual language has also joined Bigger Picture as an intern. You can follow Abdul on his blog:
    Loa and Abdul will finalise their internship in December. Loa’s focus is ”Visual Langauge for Sustainability Dialogues” and Abduls’ is ”The Bigger Picture of the Visual Thinking and Practice Field”.
    Finally we are co-hosting the conference ”Survival Academy” which is taking place in December 2009. Julie Abitz is coordinating the event from our office and hereby a part of the day to day fun.
  • 5. A New Space and a new address
    June 1st 2009 we were fortunate to find a great space in the center of Copenhagen. The luck struck after work with MS ActionAid. It turned out they were seeking organisations for their ”Global Platform”.
    We now have our own 60 square meters and easy access to great training facilities accross the hall.
    Bigger Picture Aps
    Ravnsborggade 11
    2200 Kbh N
  • 6. ...doing work for:
    IUCN, Novo Nordisk, Dansk Pædadogisk Universitet, Mellemfolkelig Samvirke, Novozymes, IKEA, A. P. Møller Mærsk, WWF, Coloplast, Danfoss, Cradle 2 Cradle, MS ActionAid, Institute for Human Rights, Dansk ErhvervsAkademi, Danish Design Center and more.
  • 7. DEA
    Bigger Picture was present at “Thinking Across Disciplines” – a conference in Brussels, where the European Parliament and commission, European universities and European business world discussed how there could be a more holistic approach to scientific research in Europe and not only the current overall focus on the “hard sciences”, technology and nature science. The conference was initiated by DEA, Dansk Erhvervsudviklings Akademi.
  • 8. Diversity Lab
    Bigger Picture is again a part of the Institute for Human Rights “Diversity Lab”. This is a workshop series of 3 Labs where leaders from different organisations share best practice, get new tools and make action plans for recruiting, maintaining and enhancing diversity in their organisations.
    Bigger Picture has contributed with the visual dialogue tools, which the organisations use throughout the program and with graphic facilitation at each of the Labs.
  • 9. Bliss Browne
    Bliss Browne, the founder and president of Imagine Chicago visited us in August and together we did a workshop around what powerful questions and visuals can do in change management.
    Earlier this year Stine and Bliss did a three day workshop in Kiev, Ukraine, about entrepreneurship and how to become the change you want to see.
  • 10. Webinar
    Ole held a virtual seminar, “Creating Global Change with Visual Language” - for over 150 fellow visual thinkers throughout the world. Ole and VizThink CEO, Tom Crawford, discussed the unprecedented financial, climate and energy situations which the world is facing and how the visual community can contribute with a new language.
  • 11. WWF
    Leading up to this December’s COP15 in Copenhagen Bigger Picture contributed with a visual resume of WWF’s GDNI (Global Deal Network Initiatives) strategy seminar in May. Here policy makers and negotiators from WWF world wide discussed the approach and campaign that they will bring forward to the COP15.
  • 12. IUCN
    Bigger Picture attended the Council Retreat for the international NGO, IUCN, to both graphic record the three days, and also to teach “the power of visual language” and what it can do to help communication around biodiversity, adaptation and global warming.
  • 13. BGY
    One of the biggest events in 2009 so far has been the Bright Green Youth in Sønderborg, Denmark, where hundreds of young minds from all over the world was assembled to come up with new ideas to face our climate challenges. Bigger Picture had trained the trainers that designed the four day event, made visual dialogue tools and recorded everything in four large murals.
  • 14. BBC interviewing Bigger Picture at Bright Green Youth
  • 15. Don’t miss…
    Survival Academy
    The Survival Academy is a place where, during the COP15 Climate Summit, participants and the general public can come to learn human capacities of influencing and adapting to the future of climate change. Bigger Picture is a part of Survival Academy and you can learn more at
    You can participate in Bigger Picture’s one-day course in Graphic Facilitation and building a visual language around climate change on the 8th, 10th and the 15th December. On the 17th December we offer an extra day for the extra curious. The price will be 175 € per day.
    Sign up on the link above.
  • 16. Bigger Picture “Make Over”
    We have initiated a “make over process” where we will present a a new visual profile and an enhanced presence in various social media.
    In the meantime follow our work on our new blog: