Connect the Dots Workshop London with Stefanie Posavec
WHEN: Sat, 2 Sep 2023 14:00 – 18:00 BST
WHERE: CitizenM Tower of London
When was the last time you were in a room with strangers? When was the last time you took the time to connect with others? With yourself? With where you’ve been and where you’re going?
CONNECT THE DOTS is an interactive, creative workshop about connection. Using creative mapping and data visualisation alongside other visual strategies, we’ll explore our worlds from different perspectives and directions in a way that gets us out of our heads and onto paper. Together Anne and Stefanie will draw upon their superpowers to help you discover new connections, patterns, and reconnect with yourself.
You’ll walk away from the analogue workshop with three concrete exercises to help you stay connected moving forward. It will be hands-on, interactive, and participatory as you uncover patterns in your life. All you need is an open mind to join: no creative, artistic, or data visualisation skills are required!
This workshop is perfect for you if you’re:
- Looking to stir up your creative juices
- Interested in building some new skills
- Curious about how data visualisation can help you understand yourself through mapping your closest relationships
- Are open to making new connections and meeting new people
- Looking for an excuse to disconnect from screens
- Want to do something fun and for yourself
What you can expect / topics covered:
- How to get out of your head and think differently
- Data collection as a reflective practice
- Visualising your closest connections through drawing
- Pattern spotting
- Creative mapping exercises
By the end of the workshop participants will:
- Make new connections in the room
- Have laughed and enjoyed themselves
- Gain new insights from their personal data
- See the bigger picture and new visibility on their next steps
You’ll be able to apply the skills and exercises you learn in this workshop to other aspects of your life. Prepare to unplug, have some fun, and connect the dots!
Materials will be provided. Keep your eye out for an email the day before the event with the pre-work to ponder. (We promise it’s easy!)
This is a rare opportunity to join Anne and Stefanie in the same room together (where you can also expect beautiful views over London). Space is limited.
About the workshop leaders
Anne Ditmeyer is a Paris-based creative coach + workshop facilitator who uses her design background to encourage creative exploration through mapping exercises (including making people map on bananas!). Past clients include CreativeMornings, Adobe, Parsons Paris, and Louis Vuitton. She is best known for her workshops Write Your Own Rules and Mapping Your Path. Her work has been featured in Forbes and Psychologies Magazine. You can find her at anneditmeyer.com, pret-a-voyager.com, and @pretavoyager
Stefanie Posavec is a London-based designer, artist, and author exploring experimental approaches to communicating data and information to all ages and audiences. Her work has been exhibited at major galleries including the V&A, the Design Museum (London), the Centre Pompidou (Paris), and MoMA (NYC), where her work is also in the permanent collection. Her latest book (with Miriam Quick) is I am a book. I am a portal to the universe. Previous books (with Giorgia Lupi) include Dear Data and Observe, Collect, Draw! You can find her online at stefanieposavec.com and @stefpos
Sign up on Eventbrite to grab your spot for Sept 2. It’s also a great excuse to travel if you don’t live in London ;)