Resilience: What Hopeful Change is Emerging from the Pandemic?

August 12, 2021


We are getting started on our Visualizing Community Resilience Collaboration by inviting GLEN members and others to spend some time sharing about hopeful developments they see now. As tough as times have been, communities and organizations are responding. We'd like to appreciate how.

Part of resilience is being able to generate new growth and approaches to situations that are hopeful and can replicate in regenerative ways.  This will be a chance to identify some of these developments and also get visual reflection back from the International Forum of Visual Practitioners Community.

Flow 9-11:30 PT 18:00-20:30 CET

9:00 Gather and check-in go around

9:30 Hosts share intention and the Resilience Project goals

9:45 Mapping hopeful, emergent developments we know about--high level to determine what to zoom in on. (Using Mural)

10:30 Glimpses into a half dozen of these developments--with tablet visualizations by hosts and on-line participants.

11:15 Takeaways round

This Exchange is for you if..

  • You'd are a VISUAL PRACTITIONER interested in helping capture ideas that are emerging from the pandemic time.

  • Know about new movements, organizations or ideas that seem promising.

  • Would like some hopeful input.

  • You are interested in seeing visual dialogue in action.


Key Questions for Exploration

  • What new, hopeful movements, projects, or organizations are emerging from the pandemic crisis?
  • Which of these new ideas seem to have regenerative capability?
  • How can we use visualization to amplify and draw attention to these new, hopeful developments?

Exchange Hosts

Phil Bakelaar

Philip Bakelaar is President and founding member of the International Forum of Visual Practitioners Institute has been a member of IFVP and a board member since the 2015. He is also a long-time GLEN member. 
Dr. Bakelaar holds a PhD in Rhetoric and Communication from Temple University and has been an adjunct professor at Montclair State University since 1992.
He serves on many nonprofit boards and is founder of The IFVP Institute. His base full time work is as a parish clergy within the Reformed Church in America for the past 37 years. 

David Sibbet

David Sibbet is co-director the GLEN and founder and CEO of The Grove Consultants International, well-known for its pioneering work in visualization tools. He has been the author of many books on the subject and many of the Grove's how-to guides. He is trained in magazine journalism. 
David and Phil has been enjoying a writing collaboration through The GLEN bloggers, and felt that a collaboration around their love of visualizing could support the Wildfire and Community Resilience Project.