Lost Property Found by Giulia De Amicis

This visualisation started as a personal interest in the Lost Property Office transparency data and was then proposed to and published by the Italian newspaper La Lettura.

The artwork visualises numbers and type of objects found on London public transport in one year (2016-2017). All items, collected and categorised, are shown by their main and secondary categories. The percentages of objects claimed back from the Lost Property Office of London are also reported, as well as the numbers of items found by means of transport .

The revenue from claimed objects, unclaimed cash and from the selling of unclaimed items in one year amounts to a staggering 670.000 GBP (approximately 763.000 euro).

All data available from the Lost Property Office of Milan (jan - june 2017) are also shown in comparison with the UK dataset.