Last week, I had the pleasure of doing the graphic recording at the Jour Fixe – Medien und Entwicklung 2013, which took place in the Märchenhütte in Berlin. It was the first time I did a live visualization on large (100x200cm) cardboard panels, so I was quite excited, and keen to see the results.
I was also interested to see people’s reactions, but in the end I was too focused on what I was doing to look around much. However, the feedback I received afterwards was overwhelmingly positive.
I am pleased with the results, although I would have preferred the style to be a bit more consistent.
At a recent conference on ICTs and democracy promotion at Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (German Development Institute), I decided to try something new, and alternate between a fat and a skinny marker. At first, I wasn’t comfortable with it at all, but I kept going anyway. After a while, it started to feel natural. Looking at the complete set, I am actually very happy with the result.
The results of the Media&Makers: Juba conference have now been compiled into a beautiful pdf package, containing short summaries of the working groups, scans of some South Sudanese newspaper covers, and the sketchnotes I produced during the conference. You can download the whole thing here.
This was already published on February 14, but because I rarely check my @replies on Twitter, it was only yesterday that I became aware of it. I was very pleased to learn that someone at Online Africa likes my work, and I was particularly happy about this ringing endorsement:
Needless to say, the raw information from the summit is overwhelming when in traditional note form. Graphically, however, key relationships jump to life. Mr. Kücklich really does an excellent job capturing the delicate bonds between ideas.
A few years ago, I heard this great word: tentaclism, which describes the increasing tendency towards multi-tasking and dabbling in all kinds of professions, doing one thing, as it were, with one of your multiple arms. I don’t think I’ve ever heard a term which captures what I do so well. That’s what was at the back of my mind when I made this sketch of myself as part of a conversation with Berlin-based startup Somewhere.
After the infographic about Libya’s media landscape had lain dormant for a while, I decided to start afresh, using only some recycling paper and a black marker. Nothing like radical simplification to clear your mind.
Libya’s Media Landscape, pt. 1: During the Revolution