Talk – Visualizing Palestine: Gaza in Context,  Aline Batarseh in conversation with Lawrence Abu Hamdan

Join us for a conversation with Visualizing Palestine‘s executive director Aline Batarseh as she introduces the platform’s ongoing work. The talk will shed light on Visualizing Palestine’s most recent work contextualizing the crisis in Gaza — from infographics to videos to interactive platforms. The conversation will also provide an insight into Visualizing Palestine’s process for data collection and visualization over the past twelve years. Aline will be joined in conversation by artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan.

This event will be held in English and is open to all. Free to attend. Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP here.

Visualizing Palestine is a non-profit launched in 2012 that uses data and research to visually communicate Palestinian experiences to advance a fact-based narrative on Palestine. With over 200 infographics and 10 educational platforms, VP has become a trusted and credible source of information, equipping thousands of organizers, educators, and students around the world with visual resources. Its infographics have been used in both online and offline spaces. In offline spaces, VP’s infographics have been used in art exhibitions, public education, awareness raising, research, and academia in more than 90 countries. VP also has an active social media presence and has organically built an audience of over 200,000 followers across social media platforms. Learn more about VP’s work in 2023 in its annual year review here. 

Aline Batarseh is a Palestinian from Jerusalem. She has more than 20 years of experience working with a range of Palestinian and international nonprofits focused on advancing gender equality, child rights, mental health, and social justice. Aline joined the Visualizing Palestine team as executive director in 2021.

Lawrence Abu Hamdan is an artist and founder of the audio research agency, Earshot.ngo . Abu Hamdan ’s work has been presented in the form of forensic reports, lectures and live performances, films, publications, and exhibitions all over the world. He received his PhD in 2017 and has held fellowships and professorships at the University of Chicago, the New School, New York and most recently at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz where he developed his research AirPressure.info.

His projects that reflect on the political and cultural context of sound and listening have garnered numerous awards including the 2020 Toronto Biennial Audience Award, the 2019 Edvard Munch Art Award, the 2019 Turner Prize (with Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo and Tai Shani) and the 2016 Nam June Paik Award for new media.



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