Practice for graphic design, data visualisation
and independent research
Irene Stracuzzi (b. 1992, Italy) is a graphic designer based in Amsterdam and teaches in the master departments at Design Academy Eindhoven as a design tutor. Specialising in graphic design, art direction and information design, she works independently as well as collaboratively for clients in the fields of art and culture. Her research practice aims at translating complex findings into accessible visual formats, reflecting on the role of design as a critical tool to share knowledge.
As a graphic and information designer, Irene Stracuzzi is fascinated by cartography. Starting from the theme of disputed borders in the Arctic Ocean, her focus grew to encompass a range of themes from legal frameworks, data collection, border politics, natural resources and climate change. Irene approaches her interests through a rigorous research process that involves historical, scientific, and technological investigations and a strong ethics about the responsible use of data sets. Her projects confront both technical GIS software and subjective image-making, revealing the unacknowledged influence of the designer in the world order, as well as the need for a more careful and informed approach to data.
Irene Stracuzzi graduated cum laude from Information Design (MA) at Design Academy Eindhoven in 2017, and from Design and Visual Communication (BDes) at Politecnico di Torino in 2014. Due to the transdisciplinary relevance of her work, she has been invited to take part in a variety of exhibitions, from ‘Broken Nature’ at the Triennale di Milano to ‘Geo–Design: Alibaba’ at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven.
— Stimuleringsfonds Talent Development Profile
— Communications Art Interview
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