Visual Practice Workshop

Athens 2019

April 5-7, 2019

Impact Hub, Athens

(*Credits for the visual on picture: Sam Bradd)

Two and a half days to fully explore the potentials of scribing and visual practice.

What does it mean to use drawings to support and change the dynamics in a conversation? How does visualization contribute to a group and help shift the focus of a conversation? How can visuals help us listen deeper, illuminate what needs to be seen, and support collective understanding?

Humans are visual creatures. Most of us process information based on what we see, and according to studies, 60-65% of us are visual learners. Visuals also serve as key facilitative aids for collective seeing and navigation.

In this Visual Practice Workshop—the first of its kind in Greece—we will explore how visuals can influence deep listening, illuminate highlights of conversation, and support collective understanding. This two and a half day workshop is ideal for those who want to:

  • Start exploring the practice of Graphic Facilitation,
  • Expand existing graphic skills, and
  • Enhance their capacity for using visual tools in related disciplines.

Drawing will be the primary form of practice. It is not required that participants be skilled scribes – but be prepared to use this modality as the main means of application over the course of the workshop.

AoHAthina will host this first Visual Practice Workshop in Greece, with the intention of bringing more awareness of this practice and the ways in which it can support and enrich meaningful conversations, dialogue and decision making.

Delivery Team

Alfredo Carlo

Alfredo Carlo born in Brussels, is a designer of collaborative processes and is a graphic facilitator. He’s the founding partner of Housatonic Design Network and, since 2011, a partner of Matter Group. Together these networks deliver graphic facilitation and collaborative sessions to navigate complexity. Alfredo is a member of The Value Web, a not-for-profit organisation made of an international facilitators and designers network, which helps large and medium-scale institutions all over the world in their processes of research for systemic and complex problem-solving. Alfredo currently lives with his family in Bologna, Italy.

Alfredo Carlo

Marcello Petruzzi is a designer, visual practitioner and production manager of collaborative processes and leadership development. He is trained in Visual Arts, Aesthetics and New Media Technologies and he has been working in the visual field for 15+ years. He is managing partner of Housatonic since January 2018 and is based in Bologna, Italy.



  • Individual (early bird): €750,00
    for applications received until February 28
  • Individual: €900,00
  • Corporation: €1200,00
  • Student: €200,00

Included in the price:

The workshop sign-up fee includes lunches, snacks and drinks and all necessary materials (boards, markers, etc.). A Certificate of Participation will be given to all participants.


Friday, April 5 (3:00pm – 6:00pm)
Saturday, April 6 (9:00am – 5:00pm)
Sunday, April 7 (9:00am – 5:00pm)


Impact Hub, Athens
Karaiskaki 28, 10554, Athens, Greece
Tel: +30 210 32 10 146

Refund Policy

The amount paid minus a €350 processing fee will be refunded for all cancellations received in writing before March 15th, 2019. No refunds will be granted for cancellations received after that time, but registrations can be transferred to other participants at no additional cost. The Organizer is not liable for an event cancellation due to sickness, riots, epidemics, or acts of god.

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    I have been facilitating groups and running stakeholder engagement processes for 30 years but the art of hosting provided a new approach to engaging people around their most cherished values and beliefs.

    - Participant, 2015 AOPL Training Athens -

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    Immersive learning and rich, deep connections.

    - Tolulope, Participant, 2017 AOPL Training Athens -

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    This is the best training I have had in the 20 years I have worked in the European Commission.

    - Senior Manager European Commission -

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