The project has commissioned artists to work with members of the community and third sector organisation in order to produce creative work using health and wellbeing data.
Caroline Beavon is a freelance infographics and data designer/artist based in Brighton. She creates bold, bright vector images, animations and interactive tools which help organisations communicate complex ideas. With an MA in Online Journalism and 10 years as a broadcast journalist under her belt, as well as 10 years as a freelance designer, Caroline is as happy wrangling information/data into a narrative as she is working on the final visuals. She’s worked with Oxfam, Microsoft, The Department of Transport, Medecins Sans Frontiers and Nesta, and her work has appears in the Sunday Mirror, The Lancet and The Guardian datablog. Caroline is also developing an analogue art practice in collage, acrylics and watercolour. She offers in-house and public training in infographics and data design.
She has staged art and performance work shows nationally and internationally, most recently at Lumens London, Nimes, Brighton Digital Festival, FACT Liverpool, the touring exhibition Technology is Not Neutral and the Flux Lab Geneva in collaboration with the Affective Sciences department at Biotech Geneva.
Vega’s art is grounded in original research into touch and multi-sensory communication through her PHD at the University of Sussex. Embracing the sense that questions of mental, social and environmental ecology do not simply inform each other, but depend on each other, sheÂ works with social neuroscience to explore creative imagination andÂ shared experience.
She is passionate about creative culture and ecology centred projects and works with networks focused on creative activism and protecting indigenous wisdom for the Vanuatu based NGO Further Arts and TransArts Alliance.
She is a trained Warm Data Lab facilitator working with open conversations on complexity to activate ecological thinking and wellbeing in communities.