Stefanie Posavec is a designer, artist, and author whose practice focuses on finding new approaches for the communication of data and information. Her work has been exhibited internationally at major galleries including the V&A, the Design Museum, and the Wellcome Collection (London), the Centre Pompidou (Paris), and MoMA (New York). Her work is also in the permanent collection of MoMA. Besides her new illustrated all-ages book I am a book. I am a portal to the universe. (co-authored with Miriam Quick), she has also co-authored two books that emphasise a handmade, personal approach to data: Dear Data and the journal Observe, Collect, Draw!
For the People Like You project she will use her art practice to research how the various stakeholders in a biobank perceive the ‘people behind the numbers’ who consent to their biological samples and data being used and stored for research. This research will inform the creation of a data-driven artwork aiming to communicate these insights to a wider audience.