Giorgia Lupi is an information designer. She is a Partner at Pentagram in New York. She is co-author of Dear Data and of the new interactive book Observe, Collect, Draw - A Visual Journal.

After receiving her master’s degree in Architecture, she earned her PhD in Design at Politecnico di Milano. In 2011, she co-founded Accurat, an internationally acclaimed data-driven design firm with offices in Milan and New York.

She has been named One of "Fast Company's" 100 Most Creative People in Business in 2018, and she recently joined MIT Media Lab as a Director’s Fellow. She is also a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on New Metrics.

Her work is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, where in 2017 she also was commissioned to create an original site-specific piece, and of the permanent collection of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
Session
The Human Side of Data

Today, data are everywhere. But what do data really mean, and how can we extract real value from them in our daily lives? In this illustrated talk, information designer and Pentagram partner Giorgia Lupi will discuss our new data reality and “data humanism,” her unique philosophy for understanding and working with data.

Surveying her diverse work over the last decade, Lupi will introduce her distinctive approach to data visualization and offer a look into the far-reaching applications of her work in data and design, from corporate to institutional, to personal.

Giorgia will encourage creatives (and non!) to harness data as a design tool, while respecting human privacy and experience in their output.