Hello! My name is Patricia Kambitsch.
I am an author, illustrator, teacher and multidisciplinary artist. I enjoy the challenge of bringing visual clarity to complex issues and wicked problems. I serve as Partner at The Redesign Network , a design and research firm for human systems innovation. I am the founder of Visual Thinkers Toronto, a cross- disciplinary community of practice that works to expand capacity in visual communication.
A former classroom teacher and adviser, I taught for over twenty years in public schools, where I learned first-hand the power of visual communication. I taught nearly all subjects and levels K-12, and helped found one of the first Gates Foundation-funded Early College High Schools for low-income youth in Dayton, Ohio.
Why I do what I do:
Sometimes words are not enough to fully engage in the important conversations of our lives. In my work I seek to include all of us: all our senses, all our imaginations, all our creative powers through the tools of the arts: including-but not limited to-drawing, storytelling and dance. I am a lifelong teacher and learner, and I hold B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Dayton.
Contact me at Patricia@playthink.com. In Canada 416.799.6750. In the US at 937.919.6389.
You can find more of my writing at www.slowlearning.org