The Urban Complexity Lab is a research space at the 
intersection of information visualization 
and urban transformation.

New Complexity Recent projects, publications and activities

SENSES-Preview-Small Project


Climate Change Scenario Services

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Visualization of bibliographic data and content

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Visualizing a numismatic collection as heaps, streams, and plots


We are looking for a data visualization scholar and maker to join our team this spring. See details in the job posting.

Apply by 5 March 2018

One view is not enough: High-level visualizations of a large cultural collection

  • Marian Dörk
  • Christopher Pietsch
  • Gabriel Credico
— Information Design Journal. 23:1, 2017


We’ll be participating in the DHd 2018 conference in Cologne to present research on visualizing cultural collections.

26 Feb - 2 March 2018
uclab-climate-movie-01 Project

A Brief History of CO2 Emissions

An animated short film on greenhouse gas emissions


Tracing exploratory modes in digital collections of museum websites using reverse information architecture

  • Sarah Kreiseler
  • Viktoria Brüggemann
  • Marian Dörk
— First Monday. 22:4, 2017

Memory Dialogue – Exploring Artefact-Based Memory Sharing

  • Stephanie Neumann
  • Marian Dörk
  • Richard Banks
— alt.CHI, 2017


cf. city flows is currently on display in The Art of Networks III exhibition in Boston.

13 Jan – 12 March 2018
VIND-REGX-3 Project


Visualization interfaces and user centered design for complex databases

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GEI-Digital Visualized

Visualizing a digital library of historical textbooks


Urban Future Talks #2: Mapping as a Critical and Transformative Practice @ Campus Fachhochschule Potsdam, Theaterwerkstatt in the main building.

14 November 2017, 3pm

Psychogeography in the Age of the Quantified Self—Mental Map Modelling with Georeferenced Personal Activity Data

  • Sebastian Meier
  • Katrin Glinka
— in: Michael P. Peterson (eds.). "Advances in Cartography and GIScience. Selections from the International Cartographic Conference" - Springer International Publishing, 2017