PennDesign, muraLAB, and Penn IUR are pleased to announce that Laura Kurgan will speak on “Human Geographies” as part of the Thought Experiments speaker series, bringing leading artists, designers and visual thinkers to Philadelphia.
Wednesday, April 3 | 6 PM
University of Pennsylvania School of Design
Meyerson Hall, Lower Gallery
210 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Kurgan is Director of Visual Studies, Director of the Spatial Information Design Lab, and associate professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Her recent projects explore digital mapping technologies, the ethics and politics of mapping, new structures of participation in design, and the visualization of urban and global data. One project, “Million Dollar Blocks,” shows how the government spends more than one million dollars to incarcerate prisoners who live within a single census block. Her book, Close Up at a Distance: Mapping, Technology and Politics has recently been published by Zone Books.
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