Nadieh Bremer x UNICEF

Patchwork Metropoles

Nadieh Bremer is a data visualization artist who once graduated as an Astronomer, started working as a data scientist before finding her true passion in the visualization of data. As 2017's "Best Individual" in the Information is Beautiful Awards, she focuses on visuals that are uniquely crafted for each specific dataset, often using large and complex datasets while employing vibrant color palettes. She's made visualizations and art for companies such as Google News Lab, Sony Music, the New York Times and UNESCO and has recently ventured into creating both 1/1 and long-form generative and data art NFT collections. Learn More



A data and generative art collection of five pieces, the "Patchwork Metropoles" are a special spin-off edition from the "Patchwork Kingdoms" collection. Based on connectivity data from ~280,000 schools from around the world, "Patchwork Kingdoms" was created to support the Giga project of UNICEF, aiming to connect every school in the world to the internet.

In these new artworks each square represents one specific school that is already connected to the internet, randomly chosen from UNICEF's Giga database. In celebration of UNICEF's 75th birthday, each Patchwork Metropolis contains a ten-multiple of 75 schools (10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 times 75). The markings of each square are inspired by the metadata of the school itself and how it "combines" with similar schools around it.

The five metropoles in this collection represent the ultimate intended future, where all the schools in every village, town, and giant bustling city are connected to the internet.

These artworks will continue to support the Giga project, with 25% of the sales profits being donated to UNICEF.


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