Call for Data Visualization Submissions Now Open

Alexander Yoshizumi

MAY 05, 2021

Our call for submissions for the Du Bois Visualization Exhibit is now open!

GIS Week at NC State University is excited to announce the W.E.B. Du Bois Visualization Exhibit, a data visualization showcase designed to celebrate the visualization work of W.E.B. Du Bois as well as elevate data visualizations related to racial justice and equity research!


We are calling all students with an interest in data visualization and racial justice to submit proposals for the exhibit, which will be hosted in Hunt Library (conditions permitting) throughout GIS Week at NC State University (November 15-19, 2021). Visualization submissions may be digital or physical, and there are no limits to what materials you can use (e.g., print, paint, textile, 3D model). Submissions will follow two tracks: (1) Modern Extensions and (2) Racial Equity and Justice


Modern Extensions Track:

  • This track is for proposals that are directly inspired by a specific visualization created by W.E.B. Du Bois.

  • Proposals in this category should retain at least some key elements of the source visualization while also extending or reinterpreting the work through additional data or different data processing methods.


Racial Equity and Justice Track:

  • This track is for visualizations connected to original scholarship related to racial equity and justice.

  • In addition to the visualization, applicants should also provide a short, one-paragraph description of their research.


If you have racial justice and equity research, but you feel that you need support with data visualization, we have you covered! Submissions are not required to be in a finished state, and all accepted submissions will be shepherded and receive logistical support from our data visualization team. We are also currently working to secure funding awards for accepted projects! (keep an eye out for an email-update later this month!)


Further guidelines can be found in the proposal application form here:

https://go.ncsu.edu/vis-apply