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Arlene Birt visual storyteller / professor

Arlene Birt is founder and chief visual storyteller of Background Stories (www.backgroundstories.com). Arlene works with environment-focused organizations in the US, EU and UK to translates complex ideas, systems and metrics into clear visuals that help people (especially non-experts) understand sustainability. An expert in information visualization and narrative, visual storytelling for sustainability, Arlene also has experience with social marketing for behavior change and using creative practices for community engagement. Arlene is also a professor at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, teaching courses on infodesign, data visualization and sustainability since 2008. She is always on the lookout for opportunities to create participatory, data-focused public artwork.
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