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Some of the cartoons drawn at the Power to the People Conference, 15-16 August, an annual conference created by The Bank of Ideas – celebrating Asset Based Community Development (ABCD).

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Today’s Pro Bono News cartoon, inspired by the post Embracing the Unconventional – Shifting Social Purpose from Bolt-on to Built-in.

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Cartoons from the Smart Water Summit, Adelaide Convention Centre, 22nd March.

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From Feeling Hot Hot Hot! Dealing with Heatwaves a hypothetical, Marion Cultural Centre, February 7th. Metaphors aside, South Australia is the home of an actual giant battery.

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Some of the cartoon recording from The City of Tea Tree Gully‘s Community Wellbeing and Inclusion for all workshop, 7th March.

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Cartoons from the 2017 annual Power to the People National Conference in Melbourne, 5th & 6th December. The Municipal Association of Victoria and The Bank of I.D.E.A.S. jointly create the conference each year. This year’s theme was ‘Rebooting Democracy’ and the role of Asset Based Community Development (ABCD)  in community mobilisation.

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Cartoon recording from the Barwon Regional Assembly (Regional Development Victoria), Geelong, on the 14th September. Above, a summary graphic showing the top 5 priorities for the Barwon region from the assembly; below, some of the cartoons from the evening.

 

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Cartoons – 3 second stories, my workshop at The Story Conference, at the University of Melbourne, November 23-25. The conference theme was ‘Influencing cultural change, one story at a time’.

Cartoons tell a compact story in 3-4 seconds of a reader’s time. Using that short opportunity is the cartoonist’s challenge. The aim of my workshop was to have participants produce their own cartoon poster to express to the rest of the conference community their thoughts about an issue that was important to them.

The workshop was in two parts. First I explained what I think are some of the principles that make an effective cartoon, how they help a cartoon connect with the reader and, using that connection, spark ideas in the reader’s head. Armed with this preparation  participants then worked on developing ideas and drawing up their cartoon posters. These were put up on walls for others at the conference to see – and be influenced by!

Cartoons do have the ability, either gently or provocatively, to get their readers to question their attitudes. This questioning is an ingredient in cultural change.

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Some of the cartoons drawn at the Australasian Association for Environmental Education conference ‘Tomorrow Making, our Present to the Future’, in Adelaide, South Australia, 5-7 October.

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Some cartoons from this year’s Future of Communities: Power To The People Conference, held in Melbourne 14-15th September, an annual event created by the Bank of Ideas and the Municipal Association of Victoria.