The Political Atlas of Alibaba

An art and research installation by Maxime Benvenuto

14.12.2021  |  by Cato Verhoeven  |  Designalism

With the work The Political Atlas of Alibaba, Maxime Benvenuto shows the contrast of the migration of people and shipping goods, especially regarding one of the biggest Chinese webshop: Alibaba. The artwork shows, among others, thorough research on Jack Ma's diplomatic meetings, priorities, and features in the news.

The Political Atlas of Alibaba was part of the exhibition Geo-Design, Alibaba: From here to your home.

On June 9 2021, ACED organised Designalism: Design + Journalism, a live talk show about the intersection of design and journalism. Watch the full show on our YouTube channel. This evening was in collaboration with Beeld en Geluid Den Haag.

About the Author

Cato Verhoeven


Anouk Slingerland

Event Producer

Augustina Lavickaite

Intern Design

Cato Verhoeven

Intern Journalism

IJsbrand van Veelen


Jasper Schelling

Head of Technologies

Mateo Broillet

Graphic Designer

Maxime Benvenuto


Noortje van Eekelen

Creative Director

Tjeerd de Boer

Beeld en Geluid Den Haag