I’m an an architect that builds information and not houses.
I draw a lot.
Giorgia Lupi is an information designer.
Her work in information visualization frequently crosses the divide between digital and print, exploring visual models and metaphors to represent dense and rich data-driven stories.
After graduating in Architecture at Ferrara University in 2006 she as been involved in multidisciplinary projects on the information, technology and interaction design fields, using design and data visualization to convey complex systems of information.
She is co-founder and design director at Accurat (accurat.it), an information design agency based in Milan and New York; Accurat analyzes data and contexts and designs analytical tools and visual narratives that provide awareness, comprehension and engagement. Accurat was born in 2011 and since then has been working successfully with important Italian and international clients such as the European Union, the United Nations, Corriere della Sera, McCann Erickson, Audubon Society, Popular Science, Mondadori editore, Hearst Communications, The European House Ambrosetti, HP, Poste Italiane, Fiorucci, Pernod Ricard, Corriere della Sera, ING Direct, Vodafone, the New York Public Library, the Lucile and David Packard Foundation, Università degli Studi di Milano, Zanichelli Editore.
From 2011 to 2014 she has been a PhD candidate in Design at Politecnico di Milano, within Density Design Lab.
She has been visiting researcher at Parsons the New School for Design within PIIM (the Parsons Institute for Information Mapping) from September 2012 to March 2013.
She obtained the PhD cum meritum in 2014 with a thesis titled “Visualizing the User Generated cities – Exploring the potentiality of emergent geo-social media applications as a novel source of urban knowledge”.
Her work has been published and featured in magazines such as the New York Times, Wired, Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, Flash Art, Ottagono, Vogue, Corriere della Sera, l’Arca International, Courrier International, El Pais; and featured in recent books such as “Understanding the World – The Atlas of Infographics”, “The Best American Infographics”, “The information designers sketchbooks”, “An Infographic History of the world”, “Around the World: The Atlas for Today”, “Visual Simplexity”, “INFOGRAPHICS — Designing & Visualizing Data”.
She has been speaking at the Eyeo Festival in Minneapolis, the Fast Company Innovation by Design awards Festival in NY, Visualized Conference in NY, the New York City Center for Innovation through Data intelligence, the Tapestry Conference in Annapolis, Resonate Festival in Belgrade, The international Journalism Festival, Wired Next Fest, Google Kings’ Cross London, StrataConference in New York, New York city Public Library public events’ series, MediaEvolutionConference in Malmoo, “Why Public Design?” MindLAB event in Copenaghen, Cumulus Conference in Helsinki, among all.
She has been delivering several lectures at the School of Visual Art NY, The Parson New School for Design NY, NYU, Columbia University NY, Code Academy NY, Politecnico di Milano among all.
She wrote articles and essays that have been published in the 2014 “Malofiej book”, “New challenges for data design: articles & interviews”, “Le mappe del sapere”, “The Parsons Journal For Information Mapping”, “the Tafter Journal” among all.
She co-authored the book “Visualizing the data-city” Edited by Springer, 2014.
She has been interviewed by Design Boom magazine, The Future of Brands Magazine, I-Charts, the Walker Art Center, Datastories podcast, Substratum Series, the Legacy Project among all.
Her work won important awards: Gold Medal for data-visualization and Special Mention for best studio at the Kantar Information is beautiful awards, Gold Medal for data journalism at O’Reilly Strata, Bronze Medal at Malofiej 2013, Bronze Lion at Cannes Festival 2013, Special Mention in Core77 Design Awards.
She has been a judge for the “Kantar Information is beautiful design awards” 2014.