Water is one of the most important raw materials of the 21st century. We Swiss consume around 300 litres of water per person per day. There is always more than enough water in our lakes and rivers so that the groundwater level remains fairly constant. Although groundwater levels vary slightly depending on the seasons, they remain constant by and large. In the distant future, however, we will increasingly feel the effects of climate change. Our glaciers are melting and getting lost bit by bit. The glaciers are monitored and documented by various institutes using state-of-the-art technology. From these data we know exactly how much the length and mass of the glaciers change per year. In this work, I compared the map material of swisstopo.ch between 1864 and 2013 and drew the outlines of the glaciers. Through the symbols, I want to visualize the changes of the glaciers, as well as the flow direction. I didn’t want to shrink the Aletsch, Rhone and Telling glaciers too much because they are much bigger than the others. Therefore, I decided to split them into several symbols.
Onur Köroglu studies visual communication at the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst FHNW in Basel. He has chosen media as his main subject because he wants to consolidate his skills in film, animation, 3D renderings and coding. Visually, Onur follows the classic Swiss style with its clear rules and grids, while on the other hand incorporates free design with Photoshop and After Effects compositions to visualize the fantasy. He is also motivated by the “Moving Poster,” with its ability to frighten, confuse, entertain or simply captivate the viewer.