I’m an an architect that builds information and not houses.
I draw a lot.
Giorgia Lupi is an information designer and researcher.
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 company 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, Mondadori, Hearst Communications, The European House Ambrosetti, Poste Italiane, Fiorucci, Pernod Ricard, 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”.
During last years, she presented at several conferences: Human City Symposium in Brussels, Cumulus Conference in Helsinki, The Eyeo Festival in Minneapolis, Data-visualization official meet up in New York, New York city Public Library public events’ series, MediaEvolutionConference in Malmoo, “Why Public Design?” MindLAB event in Copenaghen, StrataConference, Visualized Conference in NY, Tapestry Conference in Annapolis.
In 2014 she will be also speaking at Resonate Festival in Belgrade, The international Journalism Festival, Eyeo 2014 Festival.
Her work has been featured in different magazines such as the New York Times, Corriere della Sera, FastCompany, Slate, Forbes, the Atlantic Wire, Brain Pickings, Arcade Magazine, Courier International, Flash Art, Vogue Uomo, Popular Science among all; and published in the recent “Infographic History of the World” Harper Collins, “Around the Wolrd” Gestalten books among all.
She wrote articles that have been published by The Parsons Journal For Information Mapping, Tafter Journal. She will publish essays in the 2014 Malofiej book, New challenges for data design: articles & interviews, Springer-Verlag. She co-authored the book “Visualizing the data-city” Edited by Springer, 2014.
She has been interviewed by Design Boom magazine, I-Charts, the Walker Art Center, Datastories podcast, Substratum Series among all.
Her work won important awards in 2013: 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.
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