Systems scribing is a visual practice that combines scribing—visually representing ideas while people talk—with systems thinking.

This is a new, tangible approach to representing dynamics, occurring in the moment and over time, between a scribe and a social body. This discipline develops a critical skill to facilitate a system’s ability to see and sense itself, as well as crystalize ideas into action.

Join us for a highly participatory 90-minute workshop where Kelvy Bird will share the framework and thinking behind systems scribing, combined with guided hands-on individual practice and open conversation regarding the application of this method to scribing, facilitation, and other practices.

Be prepared to draw at any scale that is comfortable for you, on paper or digitally. And be prepared to share!

This online workshop is free to all participants. Members of our TVW Learning Community on Mighty Networks will have access to the recording and resources.

Monday, June 29, 2020
10:00-11:30 AM US Eastern
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Workshop Host

Kelvy Bird is an artist and internationally recognized scribe, translating content and dynamics into visual, tangible formats to aid with reflection and decision-making. She has worked in the fields of human and organizational development since 1992, with a focus on collaboration, collective intelligence, and systems thinking.
As a co-founder of the Presencing Institute, Kelvy has been core to the development of Global Forums, u.lab, and most recently GAIA Journey, a COVID-19 response and inquiry into civilizational renewal.  In 2016, she co-edited the anthology: Drawn Together through Visual Practice, and in 2018 released Generative Scribing: A Social Art of the 21st Century – setting the frameworks for numerous workshops and teaching of visual practice. She received a BFA and BA from Cornell University, and currently lives in Somerville, MA USA.
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