Stefanie Posavec

Stefanie Posavec is a designer and artist for whom data is her favoured material, with projects ranging from data visualization, 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).

Recent projects include a collaboration with Giorgia Lupi called Dear Data, where each week they gathered and drew their data on a postcard to send to the other. This project was nominated for the London Design Museum’s illustrious ‘Designs of the Year 2016’ exhibition, and a book of this project (Dear Data) is published by Particular Books (Penguin Random House UK) and Princeton Architectural Press (USA). Their new book, Observe, Collect, Draw! Is published by Princeton Architectural Press and is out September 2018. The 104 postcards and sketchbooks that form the project are held in the permanent collection of MoMA, New York.



Observe, Collect, Draw! : Documenting the world using data

As a designer and artist, Stefani Posavec uses data-gathering and data-visualisation as a design process, taking seemingly ‘cold’ data and using it to communicate warmer, more subjective messages.She 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 her creative practice and also functions as a starting point for making the concept of data more accessible to a wider audience, showing how 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.