Cultural Masseur: Talking Heads #04 - Journalism Infographics: From Sketch Practising to New Narratives

Venue: Online 
Date: 2020.09.23 - 2020.09.26
Time: 1930 - 2130 
Price: Free 

In this internet age, inforgraphics help to explain complicated data in a simple way, becoming a trend used in different media. In the fourth programme of “Cultural Masseur: Talking Heads”, SCMP Deputy Creative Director Adolfo Arranz will lead us to explore the relationship between art creation and journalism infographics, and to try to create our sketching, through a series of online events consisting of an artist presentation, two sessions of experiential showcases and a Chill-chat salon.

【Online Artist Presentation】
Adolfo Arranz will share with audience via online his creative process, the importance of sketching to an illustrator / visual journalist, and to showcase some of his signature works. The presentation will be available at Facebook and Youtube channel of Cultural Masseur.

【Experiential Showcase – Online Journalism Infographics Workshop】
  Workshop 1 - Overview on Journalism Infographics
23.9.2020 (Wed) 19:30 - 21:30 (Facebook Live)
Adolfo Arranz will give a brief introduction to journalism infographics, how to search information and data, as well as leading a series of practice of various forms of drawing training.

• Conducted in English via Facebook Live.

  Workshop 2 - Infographics Clinic
26.9.2020 (Sat) 12:00 - 14:30 (Zoom Workshop)
In this workshop, participants will create their sketching with the assistance of the artist (Adolfo Arranz), encouraging a further discussion on story and narrative.

• Audience must join Workshop 1 in order to attend workshop 2
• Free admission, Limited Quota. First-come, first served
Registration at :
• Registration Deadline 24 Sep 2020

【Online Chill-chat Salon】
26.9.2020 (Sat) 15:00 - 16:30 (Facebook Live)
Adolfo Arranz will initiate an online conversation moderated by Darren Long (Creative Director at South China Morning Post) with Pablo Robles (Graphics Journalist at Bloomberg), Jin Wu (Visual Editor at New York Times) and Otto Li (Visual Artist). This in-depth discussion focuses on how journalism infographics could lead to some new narratives to depict the world, and how such narratives may bring about changes and influences.

• Moderator: Darren Long (Creative Director, South China Morning Post)
• Respondents : Pablo Robles (Graphics Journalist, Bloomberg), Jin Wu (Visual Editor, New York Times) and Otto Li (Visual Artist)


Stay tuned for more cross-disciplinary artistic experiences to freshen up your mind! 

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