An animated film to make us change the way we think about our city.
A City In Context is a collaboration between the design team Humanstudio, Danny Dorling and Ben Hennig from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Geography, and Carl Lee, lecturer in geography at Sheffield College.
Danny, Carl and Ben provided facts and statistics based on their research. Humanstudio turned those insights into an animated film. The result is an entertaining journey that forces us to think again about our city and the world.
A City in Context will be screened at various locations during the festival, including the Spiegeltent in Barker’s Pool.
Crazy Maps: Danny, Carl and Nick talk about the stats and the issues behind the film.
Humanstudio (Human) is a creative agency, founded by Nick Bax in 2007.
The Sheffield-based team is Dan Fleetwood, Chris Hadfield, David Jackson, Amey Bax and Craig Ritchie, with help from Si Billam and collaborators from multiple disciplines.
Human have completed commercial design projects for clients including MTV (Milan), Swatch, Kilgour, Roewe (China), University of Sheffield, Fitriani, Urban Splash and SCI+TEC (USA). Their work has been exhibited all over the world.
Nick is a former director of The Designers Republic, a visiting lecturer in design and visual communication and a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).
Danny has been a Professor of Human Geography in the University of Sheffield since 2003. He is also Adjunct Professor in the Department of Geography, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. His work concerns issues of housing, health, employment, education and poverty. He is the author of You Think You Know About Britain and The No-Nonsense Guide to Equality.
In 2006, Danny started working with a group of researchers on the Worldmapper website which aims to remap the world.