Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Auckland is uniquely bordered by two bodies of water – the Hauraki Gulf and Waitemata Harbour to the North and the Manukau Harbour to the South. We sought to investigate the extent to which the coast line acts beyond being solely a marker of Auckland’s boundary to dictating the value we place on residential properties based on their proximity to it. This map consists of eighteen stitches of interrogation along roads throughout Auckland which lead to the harbor. Each three kilometer long stitch is threaded with properties that were for rent, for sale or sold within the past two years. The marketing emphasis of water on each property is scrutinized via photos and descriptions realtors have provided. Aligned comparatively next to land value and age of buildings, we are therefore able to establish the extent of influence water has on Auckland.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
Auckland's identity in terms of waterfront properties.
- value of house
-value of land
2. The way of showing data is very 'bitsy', as each icon signifies a piece of information, it takes a while for the reader to de-code this map.
3. Some of the techniques were visually misleading. The over lapping orange boxes which reads as a factor which influences one another, whereas in reality, it indicates localised land values specific to each property. The lines extending from the building reads as sight lines whereas it indicates value.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
I Thought About You | Barcelona, Spain
In 2002, the city of Barcelona hosted the International AIDS Conference and wanted a project that would communicate the impact of AIDS on the city in a more unusual way than the usual poster campaign, so they asked me for some ideas.
I went to Barcelona and started a media campaign that asked the city the following:
“Think of someone you know who has been lost to AIDS.”
“Think of a specific memory of that person.”
“Where did that memory take place?”
“Please share those memories with us.”
Each memory was placed on a plaque, and overnight on the eve of the conference, each plaque which described a memory of a person lost to AIDS was installed in the exact location where that memory happened. As people woke up and went about their day in Barcelona the next day, the city itself began to share the memories it stored. A bus stop where someone had their first kiss, a bench where someone first told someone they loved them…