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Not Created Equal

2018, Data visualization, exhibition design, SPECULATIVE DESIGN

Not Created Equal aims to reveal income inequality in Baltimore. It discloses median household incomes of 56 Baltimore neighborhoods in relation to the visual cues and graphic design that surround them. In the context of data visualization, numbers, just like images and words, can be framed to narrate a particular point of view. Graphic designers create contexts that will never be neutral and most definitely not universal. 

Thesis Critics: Jessica Helfand, J. Abbott Miller, Jeremy Hoffman & Silas Munro

Thesis Mentors: Ellen Lupton, Jennifer Cole Phillips, Jason Matthews Gottlieb, Minsun Eo & Abraham Burickson

 Visualization disclosed median household incomes of 56 Baltimore neighborhoods in relation to the visual cues and graphic design that surround them.

Visualization disclosed median household incomes of 56 Baltimore neighborhoods in relation to the visual cues and graphic design that surround them.

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 Designed an app to accompany the exhibition

Designed an app to accompany the exhibition

Thesis Defense

Thesis Defense

Presenting Not Created Equal to MICA’s GDMFA Class of 2018 and visiting critic Silas Munro. The exhibition was on view from March 25 to April 11, 2018.

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 Post thesis defense with Jason, JCP, Silas and Ellen.

Post thesis defense with Jason, JCP, Silas and Ellen.

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Installing vinyl is a delicate labor of love that requires a lot of patience, especially if you are inexperienced, as I was. Thin, fragile and environmentally hazardous, it was the most OCD-friendly material I’ve ever worked with. It took 4 days to cut and install. Each letter was 3ft tall and installed in a 10ft x 17ft area. Installing my thesis exhibition wouldn’t have been possible without the collaborative effort of my amazing colleagues. Special thanks to Marisa Gomez, Katja Flükiger, Potch Auacherdkul and Dan Spurgin.