design + datavis : Counterpoints: Stories and Data for Resisting Displacement

The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project in partnership with Tenants Together

Counterpoints is a community-driven report detailing over ten years of previously unpublished housing data from Alameda County. I worked collaboratively as a graphic designer with the Anti Eviction Mapping Project (AEMP) on a team of over 30 artists, academics, cartographers and community organizers. Together, we created a final project consisting of an interactive online collection of eviction maps and demographic data, a series of video interviews created in partnership with several East Bay organizations, and a 20-page booklet comprised of data visualization, infographics, personal stories and policy analysis. A year after the project began, AEMP released Counterpoints during a community event at the East Side Arts Alliance in September 2016; it is available online at www.antievictionmap.com.

Project management by Terra Graziani, Erin McElroy, Mary Shi, AEMP
Data visualization created in Carto and Tableau; graphic design done with InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
Alameda County CA, 2016


+ Counterpoints print report on the AEMP website : http://www.antievictionmappingproject.net/alamedareport.html
+ PDF version of Counterpoints : https://finleydigital.net/folio/Counterpoints_2016-AlamedaReport_FINAL.pdf

+ Interactive Counterpoints mapping project on the AEMP website : http://antievictionmapd.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html?appid=53bb2678ff2d41ff8f287cb7e84a6f4d
+ Oral history Counterpoints video project on the AEMP website : https://www.antievictionmap.com/alamedavideos/

This project was supported by the Creative Work Fund