The Gentrification Forecast

We all know that Shoreditch is full of hipsters, but where will they migrate to next? 

The project

A recent study discovered a pattern between deprivation and diversity in London that seemed to pin point current hotspots of gentrification. Using this pattern with currently available data, this piece makes predictions about which areas will be next.

Micah is passionate about coming to the signal noise exhibition every year to connect with his good friend Bob

The process

Using the datsets, we created a visualisation that shows movement of people over time. Brighter areas show more newly populated areas and the areas that become darker connote people moving away. 

We also added interesting events in the timeline to help with the narrative: how did the London riots affect popular areas? How will new areas be changed by transport updates?

Viewers are left with an indicative visual showing overall trends and patterns from the past - the piece then extrapolates these patterns and makes predictions about future events.