Visual data study - Whitechapel, London

In January 2017 I was invited by muf architects for a data study for Whitechapel, London.

Type:

Commissioned research

Client:

muf architects

Data:

Instagram

I was interested in conducting a visual study on one of the themes that was discussed. I aggregated Instagram data that were tagged with the geolocation of Whitechapel for the time period of one week. One of the items of muf's proposal for Whitechapel included introducing more green in the area. In the study I filtered data on places and then abstracted the colours of the Instagram feed to analyse which colours are represented in the area at the moment. 

This analysis shows that there is a lack of green in the abstractions, which could be related to a lack of green and overrepresentation of greyness in the neighbourhood (asphalt, sidewalks, buildings, etc.). 

With this art-based approach of analysing the data I tried to capture a more qualitative view of the neighbourhood that visually demonstrates a concern and deficiency in the current urban fabric of the area. 

 

Colour analysis of Instagram data for Whitechapel, London - Study and visuals by Saba Golchehr ©