Giving life to numbers: Communicating risk through art
Source(s) : World Bank, February 07, 2019
The way disasters impact people’s lives can be difficult to comprehend and so can the data around disaster risk.
Does the gravity of risk data resonate with people if they are only interacting with it through numbers and two-dimensional charts on a page? Can the scale of impacts be conveyed through such flat media? Will data in this format drive the level of action and innovation necessary to address growing risks in a warmer world ?
In the face of these challenges, art can play an increasingly important role in risk communication. Art gives life and emotion to numbers, allowing for the communicator to more powerfully convey data that represent significant threats to people’s lives and livelihoods.
This news is related to one of the 12 themes of the global conference on health and climate change.
You can find all the information on the theme “Calling to action and communicating to instigate change” by following the link.