Visual Facilitator



Agnes Mlicka is a visual facilitator, educator and community-builder, with an academic background in Fine Art & Architecture. She founded Visual Agency in 2016 to bring the method of collaborative visual thinking into various types of meetings, through workshops and courses. 

Agnes has a BFA in Fine Art from the University of Oxford, an MA Painting and 6 years of PhD research from the University of the Arts London. She has a Postgraduate Certificate of Special Study in Supporting Learning, and taught as guest lecturer in art and architecture departments at universities in Florence and London. Connect on LinkedIn for more details.

Agnes has published about her collaborative visualisation method in peer-reviewed journals (see below) and with a book chapter in 'Visual Research Methods in Architecture'. She has presented her research at over 11 international conferences (see overview).

As a professional artist, Agnes has exhibited her artworks in over 36 exhibitions - 11 solo exhibitions and over 25 group shows - and presented at various artist talks. Her paintings have been purchased by the University of the Arts London, H2O Venture Partners in Oxford, Clink Street Properties in London and the University of Copenhagen (donation), as well as private houses in the UK, Poland, the Netherlands, Hong Kong and New Zealand. More information about her art practice:

Agnes has previously lived in Italy, New Zealand, the UK, the Netherlands, and Poland, before making Copenhagen her home. Aside of running Visual Agency and bringing people together whenever possible, Agnes is active in the reuse, recycle and share economies, she loves to dance outdoors in public spaces, and she enjoys good literature on utopian and distopian futures.

Articles & Book Chapters

Mlicka, A., 2021. ‘Visual agency: Participatory painting as a method for spatial negotiation’, in ‘Visual Research Methods in Architecture’, ed. Igea Troiani and Suzanne Ewing. Bristol: Intellect Books. pp. 300-316.

Mlicka, A., 2017. Facilitating Spatial Negotiation: A Pragmatic Approach to Understanding Public Space. The Journal of Public Space, 2 (2), pp. 27-36.


Mlicka, A., 2016. Imagining a 'Relational' Painting. Journal of Contemporary Painting, 2 (2), pp. 322-326.*


Mlicka, A., 2014. Painting Architecture: Towards a Practice-Led Research Methodology. Studies in Material Thinking, 10, pp. 1-19.