Atlas of Subjective Transformation

See the interactive map here:

emojimap.de

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Urban landscapes change rapidly and people have different opinions and emotions about how these transformations affect their cities. While some people see urban transformations a source of growth and greater well-being, many perceive them as a threat to their daily lives. Rising rents and the gentrification of neighbourhoods have a strong impact on a city’s liveability.

Together with Moritz Ahlert, I created the »Atlas of Subjective Transformation« for the city of Leipzig. It seeks to capture perceived developments in the city in a crowd-sourced database. It allows anyone to input information about specific places that have undergone a transformation process that is deemed important. Subjective interpretation of this process is reflected in the visualization of these places through emojis 😀 and a 3D landscape.

The project was shown as an interactive map installation at the Glasfabrik Leipzig in September 2017 and still lives on the internet here emojimap.de.

 

 

Year

  • 2017

Client

  • Uncomissioned

Tasks

  • Concept
  • Design
  • Code

Tools

  • Sketch
  • HTML/CSS/JS
  • Mapbox GL
  • Firebase.js