Economic Imagery Picturing Economic History
Beginning somewhere in the mid 1980s, I began to illustrate my lecture and workshop themes using black boards (more often green!), flip charts, felt pens, chalks and board markers – whatever was at hand. The aim (and the result) was without pretension, namely to find a way to lift economics out of its ‘capture’ by English for the most part. Imagery works on a more universal level and as a result enables listeners and participants not only to engage with the material, but also to join in its depiction. Eventually, this method became formalised using black paper and colour pastels under the guidance of Tamara Slayton, to whom therefore this book is dedicated.