hello, my name is jakob winkler. I am a strategic designer, urbanist, and creative researcher.
I have a passion for maps and cartography, data visualization and social impact design. I create knowledge and advocacy tools, visual designs, physical installations, and urban strategies. in my work I use research and design to co-create actionable and accessible knowledge that demystifies the processes shaping our cities. this, I believe, can increase our capacities to collectively shape the environments we live in.
so far, my attempts to do so have taken the form of designing an atlas of urban renewal, a participatory mapping installation against displacement, a public space installation & exhibit in rockaway, queens, a strategy connecting rural and urban communities in new york, an advocacy map for digital inclusion, an educational brochure about housing rights, an affordable housing model in rapidly gentrifying bushwick, brooklyn, a data visualization on access to open space in nyc, a smart city community engagement tool, and a pop-up exhibit on community land stewardship in the lower east side, among others.