I am an urbanist and I work as a consultant and developer in data analysis, visualization, and mapping.

I also teach classes and workshops on these topics.

I've created Medida SP, an urban data visualization lab in São Paulo, Brazil.

Get in touch: Github, LinkedIn, Medium, bernardo@medidasp.com.


Analysis of how Covid-19 deaths in the São Paulo Metro area are distributed according to age and income.

I’ve found out that residents from lower-income areas are dying more because of the disease, even when controlling for population size in each age and income bucket.

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media: G1 Globo

2020 | data-analysis, gis, inequality

A map-based digital narrative about the occupation of Palestine, commissioned by the Israeli NGO B'Tselem.

As the user scrolls, map layers and animations are triggered, narrating a timeline of the more than five decades of occupation.

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team: Francesco Sebregondi (Project Coordinator)

client: Forensic Architecture

2018 | maps, narrative, web

An interactive map of every street in Brazil visualized by the gender of its name.

See the video below for more about the process.

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2018 | maps, data vis, web

Mapping commute times accross different Brazilian cities.

Developed as part of a research paper, presented at the Brazilian National Transportation Agency Congress, 2018. Based on Census Data which hadn't been previously visualized.

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team: Pedro Guedes Romero Maia

media: ANTP Congress, 2018

2018 | research, maps, web

Analysis of areas in the city of São Paulo with restrictions to residential package delivery, because of 'saftety concerns'.

Spatializing this data, previously locked in pdfs, showed the spatial disparity in service. Poor neighborhoods in the city’s periphery accounted for the great majority of these areas.

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media: Nexo Jornal, UOL TAB

2017 | research, analysis, maps

Possible journeys for New York City’s waste, in a web-based visualization.

Designed as a cross-section of these journeys, the visualization uses photo montages, texts, and animated maps to convey its logistics.

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client: Open House New York

2017 | narrative, web, research

A scenario-building tool that helps envision a Zero Waste New York City.

Used at a workshop hosted as part of my Master’s Thesis. Participants included community members, activists, urban planners, and waste management specialists.

You can read the full thesis book here.

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2016 | scenario-building, waste, gis

A Twitter bot documenting cases of persons killed 'as a consequence of resisting police action' in the state of São Paulo.

It tweets street-level imagery of the location of the killing, along with data about the victims, prompting questions about police violence, inequality, place, and justice.

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2018 | data vis, narrative, bots


A School of Data course designed for public sector employees.

I've developed and taught classes on data visualization, dashboards, data processing and ETL.

The examples were focused on real-life challenges for public servants with real governmental open data.

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client: Open Knowledge Brasil, School of Data

2020 | open data government

A course on how data and cities interact, divided in four topics: infrastructure, visualization, simulation, and collaboration.

Developed for and taught at SESC's Center for Research (CPF).

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client: SESC SP

2018 | urban data data visualization

A workshop where participants discuss the social and political implications of smart cities through speculative design and cartography.

Participants create speculative scenarios for a future 'São Paulo Smart City.' Then, they design basemaps and map-based narratives for their scenarios.

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team: Leila Santiago

client: FILE Festival

2017 | maps speculative design