Migropolis

Data Visualization project – editorial

In collaboration with Wolfgang Scheppe, we had the opportunity to try to understand urban motion patterns resulting from migration, as well as its parallel economic systems and cases of segregation and “heterotopia” (Foucault). In the pervasive society of the spectacle, one encounters an almost absolute hegemony of the fictionalized image. Reflecting on this, we will attempt to visually represent identifiable phenomena in the city of migration with new illustrative cognitive methods, notational systems and image-based technologies. Our focus will be on the representation of discursive – as opposed to persuasive – acts of visual communication. Guided by W.S., a group of young artists and designers made inteviews, take photos, read documents and interpret charts to produce Migropolis, a book full of stories, legal absurdities and inexistent human rights.

www.migropolis.com

Project developed with the class on Politics of Representation, IUAV, from 2006 to 2008
Faculty memebers: Wolfgang Scheppe and Valeria Burgio

Honors: book of 1,344 pp., 2078 ills., 17 x 24 cm, hardcover, 2 volumes in slipcase, published in 2009,  by Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern and from the book to the The exhibition
Migropolis, Venice / Atlas of a Global Situation at Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice,
October 8 – December 6, 2009