Interview with Maral Pourkazemi

Maral Pourkazemi is designer and the Director of Operations at Visualized. A conference about Data, Storytelling and Design. We talk about how Maral became a organizer and how organizing influence her design work.

Really happy to announce that Neon Moiré is now also a podcast. Podcasting is totally new for me. So i'm completely out of my comfort zone. I’m a big fan of the of the medium. As podcasts can have so many forms, from completely scripted stories to two friend discussing one topic. For me, for now, it’s a registration of an interview. My podcasts will have the same aim as the written interviews I made the past year. Figuring out what it’s like to organize a design-driven event, as a designer. And how organizing influence the design practice and visa versa. I did not think long about a title for the podcast, so I just called it the Neon Moiré Show. You can find the Neon Moiré Show on Soundcloud.

Episode I is with Iranian designer Maral Pourkazemi. She is a self acclaimed Design Activist. With her studio she creates design experiences, using data and information visualizations. Next to that she is design lead at Design Talent, is member of collaborative group Deeplab, organize small and big events like Visualized Conference. We talk about how Maral became a conference organizer and how that influence her design work. The interview is recorded during FITC Amsterdam X.

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The Neon five:

Every episode I ask for five recommendations, in the following catergories:
Book: Elephants on acid: And Other Bizarre Experiments by Alex Boesse
Movie/Tv: Planet Earth
Event/Conference : Visualized
Food: Salmon Sashimi at Asa Kusa in London
Miscellaneous: Techno, DJ Rachel Lyn

If you enjoyed this show, please let Maral and me know via Twitter., and
or write a review on iTunes.

And of course, make sure to check out Maral’s work at
Get your ticket for Visualized Milan at

Supported by Tabletto and Studio Dahm – Thank you!

Brought to you by Neon Moiré
Hosted and edited by Thomas Dahm

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