AbreLatam received Datasketch's Urbano project

September 11, 2017

Datasketch-Urbano continues to talk, this time within the framework of the fifth version of Abrelatam that took place from August 23 to 25 in San José de Costa Rica.




Doodle-Urban Shelf in the Park San Jose Costa Rica, August 25, 2017.


The Datasketch-Urbano project demonstrated, once again, that more creative, sensitive and lasting interaction with data is viable through physical visualizations.


Urbano is a project that consists of delivering materials such as wool, chalks, adhesive vinyls, scissors, colored ribbons to groups of citizens or individuals, so that public spaces can be intervened with data.


In this version, we had the opportunity to take part in the Parque España in San José de Costa Rica, where the AbreLatam-Condatos 2017 event was held. Here are some of the results of this exercise:




This group proposed to visualize the graphic of children's violence by gender making dolls alluding to boys and girls, dividing the proportions of violence by gender by color. As an interesting detail, it was awarded the pink color to the children and the blue to the girls.



This fever sought to visualize the number of victims of the war in Colombia in each presidential period in the last 50 years. It is interesting how the moment when the peace agreements are signed.


This group decided to visualize the graph of the Latin American country with more active users in Facebook. The result: a cell phone that shows bars of different colors with different proportions, the country with the most users is Brazil.



This group plotted the rates of intrafamily violence in Costa Rica, dividing the percentages by physical, psychological and sexual violence.



What surprised us most about this edition was the creativity of the attendees, who not only did not fit the models delivered but proposed different visualizations based on their own data.

Undoubtedly, this type of project allows the population to have a sincere and critical approach to the data, figures and current situation of each context and country.


We are making history! Datasketch-Urban allows similar visualizations that arrive forcefully to the social and cultural understanding. Thank you San Jose, thank you AbreLatam- Condatos!



Data team

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