VK21 invites you into a collective exploration of democracy and the role of knowledge visualization in democracy. Now, more than ever, the visualization of knowledge plays a vital role in the democratic process.
The two-day online conference VK21 brings visualization experts, researchers, educators, innovators, and enthusiasts together to envision how we can make democracy more visual, and thereby, enabling more people to be informed participants in democracy. We will collaboratively ideate and imagine how data visualization and information design can be utilised to unleash the potential of democracy.
Visualizing Knowledge 2021 is based on the grounding work made by the Vizualising Knowledge 2020 conference team and associates. After last year’s cancellation our conference will now for the first time be migrated into a digital platform. We are working in collaboration with a virtual event platform liveto.io to provide our conference guests with an opportunity for networking sessions and dialogue during the conference.
Visualizing Knowledge (Previously known as Tieto Näkyväksi) has been held every year since 2012 in Helsinki, Finland. In 2017, the event became a part of Aalto University and is now organized in collaboration with a motivated team of students, faculty and staff from the fields of Visual Communication and Information Design.
Discover previous editions: 2019 | 2018 | 2017
Our work is based on the work of the talented team behind the original Visualizing Knowledge 2020 conference that was postponed due to health and safety concerns relating to the COVID-19.
– Rupesh Vyas Information Design Professor
– Stella Keppo Student
– Federico Simeoni Student
– Mihkali Pennanen Student
– Strahinja Jovanović Student
– Emma Daly Student
– Tintin Rosvik Student
– Suvi Hyökki Student
– Teppo Vesikuikka Student
– Sabina Friman Student
– Eleonora Rossetti Student
– Clementine Rusten Student