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Make Data Work
31 May–1 June 2016: Training
1 June–3 June 2016: Conference
London, UK

Drawing insights from imperfection: A year of Dear Data

9:30–9:45 Friday, 3/06/2016
Location: Auditorium
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Stefanie Posavec recently completed a year-long drawing project with Giorgia Lupi called Dear Data, where each week they manually gathered and drew their data on a postcard to send to the other. Stefanie discusses the professional insights she gained spending a year on such an intensive personal data project.

Dear Data was crowned the Best Dataviz Project and the Most Beautiful (the highest accolade) at the 2015 Kantar Information Is Beautiful Awards. It has been featured on FiveThirtyEight, Wired, The Creators Project, Fast Company, the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, La Lettura (ITA), and Courrier International (FR), among others. A book of this project will be published in September 2016 by Particular Books (Penguin Random House UK) and Princeton Architectural Press (USA).

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Stefanie Posavec

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Stefanie Posavec is a designer for whom data is her favored material, with projects ranging from data visualization and information design to commissioned data art. Her personal work focuses on nontraditional representations of data derived from language, literature, or scientific topics, often using a hand-crafted approach. Her work has been exhibited internationally at major galleries including MoMA and The Storefront for Art & Architecture (New York), CCBB (Rio de Janeiro), the Science Gallery (Dublin), the V&A, the Science Museum, the Southbank Centre, and Somerset House (London), and Milan Design Week. Stefanie recently completed the year-long Dear Data drawing project with Giorgia Lupi, deemed the Best Dataviz Project and the Most Beautiful (the highest accolade) at the 2015 Kantar Information Is Beautiful Awards. A book of this project will be published in September 2016 by Particular Books (Penguin Random House UK) and Princeton Architectural Press (USA).