Phoenix Project

Drawing for peace, health and prosperity

Chris Glynn, Senior Lecturer in Illustration at Cardiff School of Art and Design believes that drawing situations, events and people can help us reflect and see and understand things differently and perhaps.  I agree with him.  Chris recently illustrated The Way Forward Engagement Projects and The Phoenix Project launches for us.  He has done a remarkable job, visit his site for the full picture:

Temple of Peace and Health event on Wednesday.
I include below some of his illustrations and words as a taster……

The Way Forward Engagement

‘How to Draw, Listen and Talk at the same time? Trying different ways to record Cardiff University’s Flagship Engagement launch at the Senedd this week, by kind invitation of Prof.Judith Hall, super-shepherd of people and projects.

Cardiff University Partnerships launch

Cardiff University Partnerships launch

First Minister Carwyn Jones and Prof Colin Riordan (Cardiff University Vice-Chancellor) were among those giving addresses, welcoming a delegation from Namibia University for the launch of the Phoenix Project which will see a number of medical and educational joint initiatives developing in the coming years.’

First Minister Carwyn Jones

First Minister Carwyn Jones

Phoenix Launch

‘How to capture live presentations by combining reportage drawing and scribing? By kind invitation of Prof.Judith Hall of Cardiff University School of Medicine, I attended two launches of the Phoenix Project at the Senedd and the Temple of Peace and Health in Cardiff this week. Cardiff University and the University of Namibia are combining forces for initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa, in tandem with the Welsh Assembly Government’s Wales for Africa programme.

Judith Hall Phoenix Intro

Judith Hall Phoenix Intro

Introducing the project, Prof. Judith Hall of Cardiff University School of Medicine, explained how the Ancient Phoenicians had influenced her earlier studies, as scholars and adventurers who “were not afraid to look outside themselves.” Looking them up I found some ships and this from the Phoenician philosopher
Sanchuniathon: “From early youth we are accustomed to hearing falsified reports, and our minds have been saturated with prejudice for centuries, to the extent that we guard the fantastic lies like a treasure – so that in the end the truth becomes unbelievable and the lie appears to be true.” 

Namibian Deputy Health and Social Service Minister, the Hon. Petrina Haingura, and University Registrar Alois Fledersbacher outlined the challenges faced by Namibian people and the abundant ways in which two universities and two populations of similar size might help each other, in the fields of communication, education, anaesthetics and maternity’

Phoenix Launch 22nd October 2014

Phoenix Launch 22nd October 2014

Authors Mr Chris Glynn and Professor Judith Hall