Golden Globe is an exploration into income inequality and data visualisation through Textile Design. The impact of wealth inequality within New Zealand is one of the most concerning issues facing our society today. Golden Globe explores how to push the boundaries of data visualisation, communicating complicated statistics and data sets onto a tangible surface that viewers can interact with. The collection gives dense figures surrounding New Zealand’s wealth distribution a new spark and sense of life.
This collection splits the New Zealand population into four key colours depending on how much wealth they own. It works with statistics from New Zealand’s wealth division 30 years ago in 1986, the current division in wealth here in 2016, and a prediction into the future, to 2036.