Visioning6

Visioning6

Let go of the struggle and enjoy the journey!

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Visioning5

Visioning5

Who do you most admire in the world?

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Visioning3

Visioning3

This one didn’t show up so well in the picture of the whole poster, so I’m showing a close-up here.

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Visioning with Purpose

Visioning with Purpose

Last night, I was invited to a friend’s house to make vision boards. On my way there, I was browsing Society magazine because it was one of two magazines in the back of the taxi and traffic was typically horrific at 4:30pm on a Thursday afternoon.

I stumbled upon an article by Marie Quigley about living a life with purpose (unfortunately, at the time of writing, her article has not yet been uploaded to society.qa but I will add a link when it is). I thought her ideas might provide some inspiration and a bit of a framework for us as we worked on our vision boards, so rather than ripping the pages out of the magazine (I just couldn’t bring myself to do it!), I photographed each of the main points and their descriptions. Instead of making my own vision board with my friends, I decided to make a poster based on Quigley’s article. I thought I would share it here, since I really like how it turned out!

The photo is not the best, so I will post some close-ups of each section shortly.

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Thoughts on Urban Scale: Tim Makower

Thoughts on Urban Scale: Tim Makower

I attended this “archilecture” by Tim Makower of Makower Architects at TALK Qatar, March 18, 2014.

It is always interesting for me to sketchnote talks that are outside my area of expertise. Tim spoke about his forthcoming book on the topic of urban scale, which draws on examples from Detroit to Qatar, which should also be interesting.

He spoke about Doha, and you can see sub-themes of connectedness and growth in my sketch. It is widely known that Doha is a city that has failed to design for pedestrians. I was happy to hear Tim speak of ‘pedestrianizing’ the downtown (West Bay) of Doha, as it is currently not only impassable on foot in places, but also can be quite dangerous to those of us who are brave enough to attempt the journey from the Corniche to City Centre, say.

Tim’s talk was lively and upbeat. I only wish he had had more time to delve into some of the ideas a little more. For example, the construct of grain, which I didn’t quite grasp, and I think I have failed to capture in my sketch.

One of the things I liked about Tim’s presentation is his use of sketches, which have a distinct rustic style. Tim’s sketches can also be found on his blog – Thinking Quietly: http://makowerarchitects.com/blog/

The following is information provided by TALK prior to the event:

TALK reminder for this Tuesday 18th March 2014 in the Majlis at the Grand Hyatt Doha featuring our guest speaker Tim Makower, Principal of Makower Architects, who will look from the past to the future at Doha, the fast-moving city where the intimate and the super-scaled co-exist. Tim will ask ‘how do we relate to our built environment, at the scale of ourselves, the scale of the city and the scale of our global experience?’

Makower Architects are an international practice specialized in architecture and urbanism, based in Doha and London. Tim’s current projects include the Al Rayyan Gate Masterplan at Al Wajba, a ‘Living Heritage Strategy’ for Old Doha and a vision for the Doha Corniche. Tim is deeply engaged in culture, history and academia and is also the founder and lead facilitator of the Old Doha Prize, a competition and week-long design residency for UK and Qatari architects.

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My sketchnote published in Convene magazine!

My sketchnote published in Convene magazine!

My sketchnote on Flipped Classrooms from D2L Fusion 2013 has now been published in Convene Magazine! Click on the link above – it’s on page 65 in the section on flipped classrooms with information about Jon Bergmann and his work with “inverted” approaches to classroom teaching and learning.

This magazine is published by the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA). The PCMA is defined on the pcma.org website as follows:

Headquartered in Chicago, PCMA represents more than 6,000 meeting industry leaders throughout the globe.With 17 chapters in the United States, Canada and Mexico, our members include planner and trade show/exhibit professionals, suppliers, faculty, students and Emeritus.

Read more: http://pcma.org/pcma-defined/about-pcma#.UuiznNLfq70#ixzz2rlvKHx3Z

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