2013 European Citizens Summit

In June 2013 the EU Civil Society Contact Group organized the first European Citizens Summit. An event with the intention to mirror the official European Summit by bringing together members of the civil society represented by a large number of Foundations and NGO's. This time I did live cartoon facilitation, something that I really love doing. I did some of the cartoons on a flipchart while the breakout groups were having discussions on specific issues. Some others I did on my paper pad as I catched some ideas from the debates, and they were projected afterwards on a slide show. But the most fun to do were the simultaneous live illustrations. During the closing ceremony the organizers offered their last remarks and conclusions. At the same time I was drawing cartoons on an Ipad, and they were projected simultaneously on the screen behind the organizers in real time. The audience could see the cartoons appearing stroke by stroke in front of their eyes. The effect was mesmerizing and very powerful.

If you would like to know more about the European Citizens Summit and watch me drawing on paper and on the ipad then watch this video! 
One of the drawings I did on my Ipad simultaneously as the organizers were delivering their final remarks. This is fun and complex since I didn't know what they were going to say. I had to listen for a few seconds, grasp the main idea, and then draw something very simple but that makes the point in just a few more seconds before the next person speaks. 
Drawing done on an Ipad in just a few seconds for simultaneous projection while the organizers were speaking on stage. 
Drawing done on an Ipad in just a few seconds for simultaneous projection while the organizers were speaking on stage. 
Drawing done on an Ipad in just a few seconds for simultaneous projection while the organizers were speaking on stage. 
Drawing done on an Ipad in just a few seconds for simultaneous projection while the organizers were speaking on stage. 
Drawing done on an Ipad in just a few seconds for simultaneous projection while the organizers were speaking on stage. 
Drawing in a flipchart from the content of the discussion of one of the breakout groups. 
This is the result of one of my flipchart insitu illustrations. I do this drawing as a group is discussing. Sometimes the drawing helps to represent an idea that is difficult to put into words. The group actually directed me on where to put the different elements and about the direction of the arrows. This way, they created the image with me and in the end they were able to explain it in a more clear way to the plenary. 
Drawing in a flipchart from the content of the discussion of one of the breakout groups. 
The drawings are then used to illustrate the main points of discussion or to summarize the agreements. 
This is the result of one of my flipchart insitu illustrations. I do this drawing as a group is discussing. Sometimes the drawing helps to represent an idea that is difficult to put into words. 
This other sketch was done from my notes after the conference day was over. Some of them were used on the second day inside of a slideshow summarizing the topics discussed on day one.
This other sketch was done from my notes after the conference day was over. Some of them were used on the second day inside of a slideshow summarizing the topics discussed on day one. 
This other sketch was done from my notes after the conference day was over. Some of them were used on the second day inside of a slideshow summarizing the topics discussed on day one. 
One of my drawings from the first day was included in a slideshow to illustrate the content of the discussions on the second day. 
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