• UNCCD Global Land Outlook

    The first edition of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification’s (UNCCD) Global Land Outlook (GLO) was published in September 2017. The GLO is a strategic communications platform and publication that demonstrates the central importance of land quality to human well-being, assesses current trends in land conversion, degradation and loss, identifies the driving factors and analyzes the impacts, provides scenarios for future challenges and opportunities, and presents a new and transformative vision for land management policy, planning and practice at global and national scales. https://www.unccd.int  
  • Bomben gegen das Ertrinken

    Eine interaktive Installation zum Ertrinkungstod. Wie kann in kinderfreundlicher Weise auf die Gefahren beim Schwimmen und Baden aufmerksam gemacht werden? Wie kann in spielerischer Art die Arbeit der Wasserwacht des Deuten Roten Kreuzes unterstützt werden? Eine interaktive Infografik veranschaulicht die Zahl der Ertrinkungstoten in Deutschland. Jede Wasserbombe steht dabei für ein Menschenleben. Durch den Kauf von Wasserbomben wird die Wasserwacht Bonn in den Bereichen Schwimmausbildung und Wasserrettung unterstützt.
  • Carbonn Climate Registry

    The carbonn Climate Registry (cCR) is a global reporting platform for cities, towns and regions tackling climate change. It was created to promote transparency, accountability and credibility of local and subnational publicly reported data. The cCR has a wealth of data that can enable more effective climate policy and action at all levels of governance. https://carbonn.org/entities
  • Mapping Identity

    Mapping Identity – Visualizing the discourse of identity. 'Identity' - a term to define 'uniqueness' and often seen as a congenitally given property of every human being. Who am I? Is there a simple answer to that question? What defines our identity? Is it our body, our language, our biography, our social role, our gender, our culture or even our nationality that determines our identity? Is it our identity or our differences that make us unique? Striving for identity, should the obsession to exclude the foreign and strange be an ideology we abandon? The scientific discourse debates controversial concepts and perceptions, and reflects the relationship of the self to society from a variety of points of view. Insights taken from philosophy, sociology, psychology, ethnography, anthropology, semiotics and communication science establish a variety of positions that have to be recognized from their distinctive background and understood within their historical framing. Although challenging to enter, this discourse is crucial to understanding within the field of Identity and design. ‘How do identity concepts and models of identity emerge? What is their socio-cultural impact? How do we design Identity now and tomorrow?’ - These are the principal questions of Identity and Design. After some initial introductions to the area of study, the next step was to research the visual representation techniques, through historical examples and self designed forms. It quickly became apparent that visualizations using just one parameter, would not fully represent the complexity of the problem, leading to misrepresentation. The decision was made on an analouge form that, step by step, would enable an entry point to different theories while showing the overall connection of said theories. The following visualized steps were used to delve deeper into the discourse on identity
    • Short text summaries, quotations and a list of references.
    • Narrative illustrations, putting the quintessence of a theory into daily-life situations.
    • Schematic info-graphics, visualizing theoretic models and line of argument.
    • Pictograms, allocating theories to major paradigms and polarities.
    An additional chronological diagram (timeline) helped to classify and connect the diverse theories. Despite the inclusion of 30 different theories, the map remains incomplete. The visualization had its limitations when demonstrating the theoretical connections and historical events. Nevertheless, visual representations can offer an easy access to highly abstract and complex fields – and within the discourse on identity it has been a fun way of understanding the questions of 'who am I?'. read more see video of Identity Map
  • Displaced. Ereigniskartografien

    Zur Veranstaltungsreihe Urban Design Research wird ein gegenwärtiges, öffentliches Ereignis dargestellt. Aufgrund der Ereignisse in Lampedusa und der Flüchtlingsproblematik in Syrien und Somalia habe ich mich mit Darstellungstechniken derzeitiger Flüchtlingsströme sowie Aufenthaltsorten von Flüchtlingen und Ayslbewerbern beschäftigt. Die Auseinandersetzung mit verschiedenen Visualisierungstechniken zur Darstellung raum-zeitlicher Begebenheiten sowie die Recherche und Analyse einiger Arbeiten von Joringe Voigt oder Stan Allen haben mich fasziniert sowie inspiriert, von den klassischen Techniken der Kartografie abzusehen und der Linie Raum und Aussage zu schenken. Neben dem Experimentieren mit der Linie im zweidimensionalen Raum wurde in der letzten Phase in die dritte Dimension eingestiegen und eine reliefartige, flexible Karte entwickelt. Dokumentation lesen