Visualizing Palestine creates data-driven tools to advance a factual, rights-based narrative of the Palestinian-Israeli issue. Our researchers, designers, technologists, and communications specialists work in partnership with civil society actors to amplify their impact and promote justice and equality.
Launched in 2012, VP is the first portfolio of Visualizing Impact (VI) an independent, non-profit laboratory for innovation at the intersection of data science, technology, and design.
Adapting and developing open source technologies to apply to social justice movements is central to VP's approach.
Since our brains are narratively and visually wired, design has the power to elevate data to a higher level of openness and accessibility.
Most of the data VP uses is publicly available from credible international, national, and local human rights and civil society organizations. The research team also has the capability to scrape and analyze data using information technology tools.
Testimonials help us understand and communicate how our work is being received. Have you used or benefitted from our visuals? What are your views on the role of data visualization in achieving social justice?
An important tool in communicating the Palestinian cause
Ziyaad Lunat , EWASH
Visualizing Palestine is one of the most effective and compelling data visualizations I have seen in years. It is beautifully designed, and especially effective because its beauty is strategic. It humanizes Palestinians killed, displaced, impoverished, and disenfranchised by conflict in a modern visual language, and draws devastating comparisons between the lives of Palestinians and the lives of developed world citizens.
Ivan Sigal , Global Voices
VP's recent and bold step offline and onto the streets and Metro of Washington DC could mark a watershed moment in the history of Palestinian campaigning. The spaces they have reclaimed have too long been in the hands of those that work against peace and justice.
Omar Robert Hamilton , Independent Filmmaker