Her work has appeared at the Cartier Foundation in Paris, the Venice Architecture Biennale, the Whitney Altria, MACBa Barcelona, the ZKM in Karlsruhe, and the Museum of Modern Art (where it is part of the permanent collection). She was the winner of the United States Artists Rockerfeller Fellowship in 2009, and named one of Esquire Magazine's 'Best and Brightest' in 2008. She has published articles and essays in Assemblage, Grey Room, ANY, Volume, and Else/Where Mapping, among other books and journals.
Laura Kurgan and Jen Lowe of the Spatial Information Design Lab at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation [Columbia University] will discuss three interdisciplinary projects in progress. You will hear about our collaborations, see results, and our critical approach to data and its visual translations.
"I have tried to remove weight, sometimes from people, sometimes from heavenly bodies, sometimes from cities; above all I have tried to remove weight from the structure of stories and from language." - Italo Calvino
Look... the world has problems. There is heavy work to be done. How can we use data to make a measurable difference? How do we measure success and where are the data success stories? Can we use data and social justice to create lightness? Can (should?) data and social justice be playful? We'll look at examples and speculate about how data might be used to "remain so lightheartedly at war with the whole world" - Guy Debord
Led by Jen Lowe.