MURAL-BASED INFORMATION DESIGN HELPS UNDERSTAND COMPLEX ISSUES. AND SHOWS WAYS TO HELP RESOLVE THEM.
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECT - EUROPE’S FINANCIAL CRISIS
The financial crisis in Europe is a sovereign debt crisis. Several eurozone member states were initially unable to repay or refinance their government debt or to bail out over-indebted banks under their national supervision without the assistance of third parties like the EFSF, the ECB, or the IMF.
During the last year the possibility existed that a member of the eurozone, would leave the Eurozone, or maybe even the European Union because of its financial situation.
With 28 members of the European Union, and nineteen members of the eurozone, the decision making is complex. Even more so if the political, social and financial situation of each member state, the role of the European Commission, European Parliament, the EFSF, the ECB and the IMF are taken into account.
In co-operation with Robert E. Horn the Information Murals Lab is making an Information Mural of the financial situation of the eurozone. The Information Mural will address the major concerns the different eurozone member states have about the current situation, which possible courses of action and opportunities to resolve the financial situation are proposed, and the different interests each eurozone member needs to consider in the decision making process.
In June 2016 UK voters have voted to Leave the European Union. We’ve made a schematic for decision making about Brexit that can serve as a basis voor a extensive information mural. We’re considering making a ‘best-outcome’ scenario for brexit.
You can view the research proposal schematic here. And a quick sketch of what the mural could look like can be found here.