Local Kin is a visual explorer for biodiversity data. It draws on over 6000 observations from citizen science platform Canberra Nature Map, weaving them into visual mosaics that reflect local plant communities and the cycles of seasonal variation in the Canberra region. It is an experiment in how biodiversity data can support rich, engaging representations of living landscapes; and in particular how data points can be "re-integrated" to emphasise coexistence and community. Local Kin was launched at the Untaming the Urban workshop at the Fenner School, ANU, in December 2016.
Launch: Local Kin