The Middle Passage is a collection of visualisation artefacts that provide a deeper understanding of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. The work considers history across the centuries as well as the magnitude and continued legacy of colonialism. These graphics were created from data extracted from the Transatlantic Slave Trade database, which contains information about over 36,000 slave raids. The Middle Passage was developed by researchers of the CDV Lab from the Centre for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra, Portugal. They focus on intersections of creativity, computational design and information visualisation.
Image Credits: Computational Design and Visualisation Lab, Still from The Middle Passage, (2020). 6 min, 4 sec.