design + datavis : Counterpoints: Stories and Data for Resisting Displacement

The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project in partnership with Tenants Together

Counterpoints is a community-driven report detailing over ten years of previously unpublished housing data from Alameda County. I worked collaboratively as a graphic designer with the Anti Eviction Mapping Project (AEMP) on a team of over 30 artists, academics, cartographers and community organizers. Together, we created a final project consisting of an interactive online collection of eviction maps and demographic data, a series of video interviews created in partnership with several East Bay organizations, and a 20-page booklet comprised of data visualization, infographics, personal stories and policy analysis. A year after the project began, AEMP released Counterpoints during a community event at the East Side Arts Alliance in September 2016; it is available online at

Project management by Terra Graziani, Erin McElroy, Mary Shi, AEMP
Data visualization created in Carto and Tableau; graphic design done with InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
Alameda County CA, 2016

+ Counterpoints print report on the AEMP website :
+ PDF version of Counterpoints :

+ Interactive Counterpoints mapping project on the AEMP website :
+ Oral history Counterpoints video project on the AEMP website :

This project was supported by the Creative Work Fund