You take climate action, fight for social justice or protect the environment. You reflect on yourself, because to heal world, you need to heal yourself. No matter how – in big or small steps you’re trying to make our world a better place.
But sometimes it’s hard to get your message across or even to find clarity for yourself!
I am here to support you – with drawings!
My name is Marie-Pascale Gafinen and I am an illustrator, an excellent listener and expert for sustainability. I offer custom illustrations, live drawing at events and visual sensemaking workshops.
Let’s get started!
With my illustrations, I create new images in the head of your targetgroup. Abstracts concepts become tangebile and easy to understand. Things that happen far away or in the future move closer in an image. Once visible, your message can also provoque an emotional response, the key factor to make people take action. A concept or story that was explained visually will remain in the memory of your audience.
Graphic Recording is a visual method to support groups. During events, meetings or discussions I visualize spoken content in real time and in a large format. The drawing gives your participants a great overview, inspires new perspectives and sparks new discussions. After the event it serves as a visual documentation – a result that participants refer back to.
Generative Scribing is a special form of Graphic Recording where I focus on the highest future potential of a group, the unspoken that wants to come through. I observe the atmoshere in the room, the dynamik and emotions of the group and tune in very closely. By visualizing, what I sense, I help the group grasp what is already there, but not outspoken yet.
Explore & Reflect
Are you interested to explore this visual method helping groups to see their highest future potential? Then this course is for you!
Learn about deeper levels of listening to sense what is happening beneath the surface. Then try out new levels of scribing to visualize that.
This online course will
- provide the theoretical basics on Generative scribing
- allow you to practice in real live situations
- create a room to reflect on your experience with fellow students who scribed the same session.
December 1–2, 2022
This program helps you map and make sense of your current conditions, while unearthing future possibility—through the process of drawing. It intersects Theory U and Visual Practice, allowing inner knowing to emerge.
Delivered by Kelvy Bird and Marie-Pascale Gafinen.
Explore the sensemaking process at your own pace.
More info coming soon
Some clients I’ve worked with:
Graphic Recording at the online kickoff of the National Bio-research Forum in Swizerland
“I want to tell you again how impressed I was and am.
I have rarely experienced someone listening and observing so sensitively. Change is more than content – change happens on the content side and in and between people. You have mastered the art of linking perceptions and content and putting them on paper.
Thank you for accompanying us yesterday!”
Generative Scribing during a sociodrama on Climate Emergency
“It’s really great to have an artifact after an intense experience that expresses the mood and dynamics so beautifully.”
How can I
Let me know, what you’re planning and we can discuss, how I can support you!
Prefer to talk? Let’s have a zoom call!
BLOGSustainability and Self-CareWhat does self-care have to do with climate action?Many clients know me for translating sustainability topics into illustrations. For a while now I’ve also offered workshops for self-reflexion and selfcare. The latter is often...