As a designer and artist, Stefanie Posavec uses data-gathering and data-visualisation as a design process, taking seemingly ‘cold’ data and using it to communicate warmer, more subjective messages.
In her talk ‘Observe, Collect, Drawing: Documenting the world using data’, the designer will highlight “the various esoteric and ‘outsider’ data collection processes and data visualisations” that have inspired her “to see observation as a form of making/creating, exploring how it both influences my creative practice and also functions as a starting point for making the concept of data more accessible to a wider audience”.
In this framework, Posavec reminds that “in an era of ever-increasing data, we all can – through channelling our inner 'anoraks’ – start to view data through a warmer, more human-focused lens”.
About Stefanie Posavec
Stefanie Posavec is a designer and artist for whom data is her favoured material, with projects ranging from data visualisation, book design, and information design to commissioned artworks. This work has been exhibited internationally at major galleries including MoMA (New York), CCBB (Rio de Janeiro), the Centre Pompidou (Paris), the V&A, the Design Museum, and Somerset House (London), and is held in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Her books (co-authored with Giorgia Lupi) include Dear Data and their new journal Observe, Collect, Draw!
Organized by: Master in Data and Design