Using the design process to create a suggestive visual language that makes it possible to present the city’s history through a narrative based on challenging its stereotypes.
The culmination of the Modern City in the Making workgroup’s effort was an exhibition titled the Appetite for Radical Change. Katowice 1865–2015, presenting the history of the city through maps, animations and data visualisation. The interdisciplinary project team of, including cultural researchers, designers, architects and spatial planners, took part in several meetings, workshops and lectures. Their task was not to create a universal and objective story about the city’s history, but to look at Katowice from a new perspective through the use of tools for data processing and visualisation.