‘Their Names’ project from metaLAB gathers the stories of 28,000 people, from Jan. 1, 2000, to George Floyd. Created by Matthew Battles and Kim Albrecht, the visualization shares names of people killed by police.
“This is raw stuff to work with, and we’ve only worked with it for a couple of weeks,” Battles said. “It really makes us appreciate of the work of activists and researchers who’ve been contending with state-sanctioned violence for whole careers. The work carries a lot of trauma and it takes a lot of courage and resilience to address it.”