Laura Kurgan: Mapping the New Politics of Care

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Digital rendering of a map of Columbia.

Conflict Urbanism Colombia. Center for Spatial Research (2016). photo/provided


Laura Kurgan is a professor of architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, where she directs the Center for Spatial Research and the Visual Studies curriculum. She is the author of Close Up at a Distance: Mapping, Technology, and Politics (Zone Books, 2013). Her work explores the ethics and politics of digital mapping and its technologies; the art, science, and visualization of big and small data; and design environments for public engagement with maps and data.


Kurgan will show recent CSR work including Mapping the New Politics of Care, The Urban History of Algorithms, and other significant CSR projects.


Introduction by Esra Akcan

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