The Draftsman Congress has brought artists and audience together in a dialogue using a language which consisted of images instead of words. During a two-month period various workshops were organized at the Swiss Institute of Rome as well as at ESC Atelier Autogestito, which gave way to a discussion open to the most heterogeneous types of audience, through painting, charcoal drawing, collage as well as other traditional techniques and materials. Each participant was invited to freely respond to current issues relevant to politics, symbols of the establishment, of religion, of the economic crisis and so on.