BIGGER Picture is all about involvement, empowerment and ownership
BIGGER Picture builds on a process called Graphic Facilitation.
Graphic Facilitation involves an Artist, a.k.a Graphic Facilitator, eavesdropping on a group’s conversation. They then use this information, there and then, to create a visual representation of the ideas being exchanged.
The artist interprets the key points as images, emblems and motifs combining them to form a schematic of the unfolding discussion. This helps organise contributions, making it easy to see important features and complex connections.
But deadcatdreaming doesn’t stop there!
So what’s the deadcatdreaming difference?
At deadcatdreaming, we transform your venue into a pop-up art studio and before you know it your whole group is painting side-by-side. Absorbed in the creation of their own set of participatory paintings.
Supplying everything needed, from the paint to the floor coverings, the only thing deadcatdreaming doesn’t bring is the inspiration. That’s because we don’t need to; as all of the winning ideas and carefully crafted metaphors belong to those taking part.
Deadcatdreaming’s position is that metaphors are much more than mere embellishment or poetic licence. Metaphors bind all that we think and do. When groups work with deadcatdreaming, they move through a process of defining and refining shared meanings; enriching understanding and raising collective awareness. Whilst the creation of new metaphors brings with it fresh opportunities and different ways of both seeing and being in the future.
Painted large for all to see, these collaborative creations are very much a team effort. With no previous artistic ability required, your group will leave feeling proud of what they have achieved, on so many levels. Yours to keep, the finished artwork is a permanent and evocative showcase of participation in practice.
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BIGGER Picture in practice
BIGGER Picture works well across a range settings, whether it’s to anchor ideas and champion participation or spark imaginations and co-create solutions. For more information about how it is used, either to facilitate consultations, gather feedback, develop your identity or inspire teams, use the buttons to read on.