2009-2019

 
Geophanies
 
 
 
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Globaïa’s visualizations of the Anthropocene and the planetary boundaries framework are truly iconic. They have made a significant contribution to how we see the planet we live on. Globaïa’s work is more than simply excellent communication. It is helping change how we think: it makes us aware of our planet, and our impact on it, in new ways. Today, this work has never been more important as we navigate towards a safe operating space for humanity.

Johan Rockström, Director of Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Potsdam, Germany.

 

With its maps and videos, Globaïa has invented a new style of visual information aimed at disseminating scientific data on environmental and social issues. The reproduction of "hyper-objects" with expanded space-time scales is a real challenge to traditional representational systems. Geophanies by Globaïa recall the first photo of the globe, taken from the space in 1972 and known as The Blue Marble. But, on this icon, they introduce, combine and give evidence to elements drawn from various fields of current knowledge: from physical sciences to the social ones, up to the Humanities. The style of representation is realistic, figurative and allusive at the same time. It uses bright colours and two or three-dimensional geometric figures to stimulate perception, to induce action and to spread a feeling of harmony and beauty, essential for survival on our Planet.

Gaia Bindi, Professor at Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, Florence, Italy.

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