Visualizing Palestine is a multidisciplinary team of techies, social scientists, designers, storytellers, and communication savvies. While the majority of the team is based in Beirut, Amman, or Toronto, VP also collaborates remotely with team members around the world.
A number of talented people are no longer with the VP team, but deserve credit for the substantial contributions they have made to our past work.
Aline is a community organizer, activist and development professional. She has extensive experience working with Palestinian and international nonprofits whose missions are focused on advancing social justice and equality for individuals and communities that experience systemic discrimination. She has close ties with a broad range of civil society organizations and frequently provides advice and support to help nurture their efforts. Aline is currently a board member at Al-Shabaka, the Palestinian Policy Network. She has a master’s degree in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.
Jessica joined the team in 2013, motivated by the vision of combining data and story to advance human rights communication. Over the years, she has had the opportunity to collaborate on many VP projects as a researcher, copywriter, and project manager, and has also supported day-to-day operations.
Prior to joining VP, Sandy spent 8 years with the Beirut DC Cultural Association, developing expertise in NGO administration. She now handles VP's accounting and HR. Sandy has a Bachelor's degree in Social Science and a Master's degree in Anthropology. (Profile updated 2015).
Yosra holds a Bachelor degree in Applied Sciences and Arts from the German University in Cairo, Egypt. Her work revolves around sociopolitical and anthropology-related topics that examine the diverse concerns of the region. With a particular focus on constructive research, Yosra aims to deliver her concepts in a variety of mediums that range from infographics, illustrations, photography, and street art, to typography and digital art. Yosra’s BA project was exhibited at Global Grad Show 2016 in Dubai. Her work was also featured in the CairoNow exhibition in Dubai, and the 100BAP exhibition in Amman, Abu Dhabi, and Cairo. (Profile updated 2017).
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Polypod provides integrated design solutions across multiple disciplines. We are an award-winning studio committed to raising design discourse in our community.
Jadaliyya provides a unique source of insight and critical analysis that combines local knowledge, scholarship, and advocacy with an eye to audiences in the United States, the Middle East and beyond. The site currently publishes posts both in Arabic, French, English, and Turkish.
Jadaliyya is run and produced on a primarily voluntary basis by an editorial team and expanding pool of contributors committed to discussing the Arab world on its own terms. Where others see only a security threat, conflict, or data on a graph, we see a region inhabited by living communities and dynamic societies.
The Mlabbas founders started a t-shirt venture in 2004 called teeshirtat.com which sold vintage Arabic tees at the first ever Jara Market in Jabal Amman. In 2010, the project relaunched as Mlabbas with a small kiosk in City Mall, where you can find Visualizing Palestine print products among their unique collection.
Patil Tchilinguirian is a multidisciplinary designer and visual artist. She fuses her passion for visual communication and visual art to deliver immersive experiences in print, pixels and mixed media. Combining her knowledge and experience in branding, data visualization, and spatial design, her work uses different media such as collage, painting, silkscreen, embroidery and street art. Patil spent the last 9 years working for various companies and now runs Patchil, her own design studio. Previously, she was the senior art director at Visualizing Impact. She has exhibited her work in group exhibitions in Beirut, Barcelona and Venice. She holds a bachelor degree in graphic design from the Lebanese American University and is based in Beirut.
Makan is an educational organisation committed to making the Palestinian experience more accessible to a broad audience by using a language of equality, dignity, and rights. In a landscape where Palestinian voices are under-represented, Makan hopes to become a leading (and the only Palestinian-led) educational platform on the issue in the UK.
Calibro is a multidisciplinary design studio based in Milan focused on tailored data–driven experiences and research. We are interested in exploring new pathways at the intersection between design, data visualization and humanities.
The Online Project is a full-service digital agency working with leading local and multinational brands in UAE, Saudi Arabia and Jordan.
marsoum.co is an online gallery and platform for artists to come together and illuminate, portray, and curate, a different narrative of the Middle East.
Washi is a Dubai based textile design studio that provides bespoke design and digital printing services on natural and high-quality fabrics.
VP Members are people who share our belief that data and creative communication have a role in the movement for Palestinian human rights, especially in highlighting the root causes of injustice.
Members make a recurring monthly or annual contribution of US $1 or more to VP, vouching a commitment to the work and contributing to scaling its impact.
Desmond Tutu once said, "if you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor". Lilas Bitar feels the same way and she wants to tell you why she became a Visualizing Palestine Member. Hear from her in this video.
VP Membership: Visualizing Palestine’s primary source of funds start 2020. Message from co-founder Joumana al Jabri.
To become a Member: visualizingpalestine.org/membership