Who We Are: Visualizing New York by the Numbers

Opens November 22, 2019

Map of New York City describing the top 10 countries of origin for the foreign-born population from 2014.

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Who We Are: Visualizing New York by the Numbers is a major new multimedia exhibition exploring, celebrating, and highlighting the importance of data as a tool for understanding New York and its residents. Presented to mark the 2020 Census, the exhibition reveals the importance of the population count, not just for ensuring fair political representation and funding education, infrastructure, and social programs, but also in helping us explore complex questions of identity in a rapidly changing world. Who We Are showcases the creative and artistic use of mapping and information design to shine a light on how New York has changed over time and who New Yorkers are today.


Who We Are is made possible in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, An Anonymous Family Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Charles H. Revson Foundation, and Blair and Cheryl Effron.

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