SYNTAX/Interface2013 Talks: Visualizing Palestine is fighting injustice with beautiful data
As part of SYNTAX/Interface, Ramzi Jaber and Joumana al Jabri present Visualizing Palestine.
An independent collective, Visualizing Palestine work at the intersection of communication, social sciences, technology, design, and urban studies for social justice. The team will talk about how they shifted careers from designers and engineers to social practitioners, pooling together their personal expertise in different fields to design creative visuals, which describe a factual, rights-based narrative of some of the pressing issues in Palestine/Israel.
Ramzi Jaber is a co-founder of Visualizing Palestine, and Thaber. An engineer by training, Ramzi also served as a key organizer and curator of TEDxRamallah, an independently organized TED event showcasing inspirational stories of Palestine. In 2012, he was selected as one of four Social Entrepreneurship fellows at Stanford University’s Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.
Joumana al Jabri is a co-founder of Visualizing Palestine. With a background in architecture and business, she works with multidisciplinary teams on projects that aim to increase social awareness by using creative communication, particularly on Palestine. She co-curated TEDxRamallah in Lebanon and is also co-founder of Febrik, a Lebanon based non-profit organization concerned with social practices and urban space, particularly within the context of Palestinian refugee camps.