As part of their visit to Media@McGill, Dr. Anna Feigenbaum, Minute Works, and Dr. Gavin Grindon will lead a workshop, Infographics for Activism, on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at 2 p.m. in Arts 160, Faculty of Arts, 853 Sherbrooke West, McGill University, Montreal, QC.
In this hands-on, interactive workshop, participants will be taken through the process of brainstorming, researching, writing, visualizing, publishing and promoting infographics designed for activism and social change. Drawing on our collaborative work for the RiotID project, we discuss how creativity, data literacy and critical readings of power must come together to create effective visualisations. After discussing strategies for how to research past graphics, explore appropriate iconography, engage in data storytelling, and subvert corporate aesthetics, we then turn the workshop over to participants, guiding them through a participatory design project. Using a scenario prompt and associated data and visual materials, participants will work in groups to create drafts of their own infographics for activism.