Allison Chan
Transdisciplinary designer and artist based in the San Francisco Bay Area devoted to emergent possibilities at the nexus of care, belonging, and resilience.
Currently
Designing tools to support low-income communities at Even1, publishing an anthology of anti-deportation stories with the Asian Prisoner Support Committee 2, and theorizing more tender ways of internet-ing through the Prototype Web Residency 3.
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2019 Print
2019 Photo
2018 Product
2017 Data Vis




Year 2019
Category Data Visualization, Print

Visualizing
Climate Change Inequality

No country will be immune to the impacts of climate change—however, the distribution of impacts is unequal and tilted against the world's most marginalized regions, which not only have the least economic and societal faculty to cope, but also face the most geographical burden. Home to communities still battling ongoing environmental, economic, and geopolitical exploitation by colonial powers, these regions not only have the least economic and societal faculty to cope, but also face the most ecological vulnerability.
Drawing upon public datasets from the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, the ND-GAIN Index, UC Berkeley, and NASA, this two-part visualization project aims to illuminate the global inequality undergirding climate change wherein the world's poorest communities are least responsible for environmental damage, yet stand to suffer the most. This project has been recognized by the 2016 Adobe Design Achievement Awards and featured in Courrier International.





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