An exploration of how to use data to tell compelling visual stories.
How did you get here today? This is a question that can be interpreted in many ways. The data from your journey will offer unlimited visual possibilities for you to transform it into an intriguing visual that reveals unseen patterns and stories.
As part of our EVERYDA(Y)TA exploration we are doing a workshop on using data to tell compelling visual stories,
During the workshop you’ll explore innovative examples of data visualisation, learn about how to use data as a narrative, as perception, as opinion and as subjective or personal component, with other curious minds. Equipped with personal data, markers, paper, software like Illustrator or Excel, and a laser cutter, you’ll also be challenged to use data in an unexpected way and create a compelling visual story about how you got here today.
The workshop is led by Vincent Meertens, graphic designer and creator of TimeMaps and the Subjective Map of NYC, who will support you in the creation process of your personal visual project, that you get to bring home with you.
There’s room for 15–20 people. Everyone is welcome to apply for a seat and it's first come, first served. No specific skills are required, but an interest or some affinity with data, communication, journalism, graphic design or drawing are a plus. Bring your laptop in case you want to use it for you project.
Hope to see you there.
About Vincent Meertens
Since graduating at Design Academy Eindhoven, Vincent has worked for renowned Amsterdam-based Lava Graphic Design, after which he followed his dream and moved to New York City. While working in the big apple for award winning design studios Local Projects and Pentagram, he was also on a quest to explore the city to its fullest and created Subjective Map of New York city - a personal map of the city showing all of his and his girlfriend's movements during one year.
Vincent is a strong concept designer with a sharp eye for how to turn vast amounts of data into highly visual concepts and is particularly enthusiastic about projects that have a positive impact on culture and community.
The EVERYDA(Y)TA exhibition
While you’re at SPACE10, don’t miss our accompanying exhibition EVERYDA(Y)TA, exploring how data visualisations change our perception of daily life. Learn more about the exhibition here.