Joining us in the Fireside Chat Rom is artist Stefanie Posavec and curator Hannah Redler, who will be in conversation on data visualisation, art and the issues surrounding representation, information, and identity.

Hannah Redler is an art curator and museum professional who works with international artists and ambitious organisations on projects that bring together art, science, technology, new media and photography.

She is currently Associate Curator in Residence at the ODI and Consultant Art Curator at the Institute of Physics. She combines these roles with teaching and other independent projects. From 2005-2014 Hannah was Head of Science Museum Arts Programme, a role that encompassed being project director for the inaugural curatorial programme of Media Space, a photography gallery at the Science Museum which opened in 2012.

Prior to working as a curator Hannah co-founded and co-directed Studio Fish, a digital media company set up to provide innovative software solutions to collaborators and partners across the arts and industry.

Stefanie Posavec is a designer for whom data is her favoured material, with projects ranging from data visualization and information design to commissioned data art for a variety of clients. Her personal work focuses on the visual or physical representation of data derived from language, literature, or scientific topics, often using a hand-crafted approach. This work has been exhibited internationally at major galleries including at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centro Cultural Banco Do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro; the Victoria & Albert Museum, Southbank Centre, and Somerset House, London.

She recently completed a year-long drawing project with Giorgia Lupi (based in NY) called Dear Data, where each week they got to know each other better through gathering and drawing their data on a postcard to send to the other. This project was deemed the ‘Best Dataviz Project’ and the ‘Most Beautiful’ (the highest accolade) at the 2015 Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards, and has been acquired by Particular Books (Penguin Random House UK), to be published in September 2016.