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Visual report of COP26


As a visual practitioner my job is to draw people’s thoughts, and in so doing, help people make sense of them. The visual summaries I create live during conferences aim to capture more than just the dry content, but also the dynamic, the mood and the unspoken. It is a tool more aligned with how our associative, sensory-fed brains work, for coping with the deluge of information that faces us these days. And it’s a tool that can help overcome language, learning and other barriers to access.

When I discovered in January 2020 that the next Conference of the Parties, the annual UN climate conference, was to be held in Glasgow, just across the Irish Sea from where I live, I saw in it an incredible opportunity to offer our skills as visual practitioners in service of the most critical global challenge we collectively face.



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