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Italian Information Designer Giorgia Lupi on Data Humanism (Date TBC)

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Join us for a dynamic talk by award-winning information designer Giorgia Lupi. Her innovative work challenges the impersonality of data, designing visual narratives that re-connect numbers to what they stand for: stories, people, ideas. Data is not only a collection of facts, measurements or observations, but – most interestingly – a powerful lens we can use to filter every situation or analyze our reality according to specific aspects every time, by blending science and the humanities.

When: TBC
Where: Feliciano School of Business – Lecture Hall 101
Sponsor: Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies in collaboration with the Departments of Modern Languages (Italian Program), Sociology, and Art and Design
Cost: Free and open to the public
More Information: https:/‌/‌tinyurl.com/‌LupiMSU

Giorgia Lupi was born in Italy where she studied architecture and design with a focus on information mapping. In 2011, she co-founded Accurat, an acclaimed data-driven research, design and innovation firm with offices in Milan and New York. In 2019, she joined Pentagram as a partner. She has published two books, Dear Data (2016), exploring the details of daily life through hand-drawn visual data; and Observe, Collect, Draw! A Visual Journal (2018), a guided journal for collecting visual data.

Her clients have included IBM, Google, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the U.N., MOMA, World Economic Forum, Gucci, Valentino, Target, JPMorgan Chase, Columbia University, University of California Berkeley, and Wired.

Her TED Talk on her humanistic approach to data has over one million views.  She has been featured in international media including The New YorkerThe New York Times,The GuardianThe Washington PostNPRBBCTime MagazineFlash Art, and Vogue.

Giorgia Lupi has been honored with numerous international awards, was named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business in 2018, and recently joined MIT Media Lab as a Director’s Fellow.  Her work has been exhibited in the most prestigious museum of the world from the Centre Pompidou in Paris to the Triennale Design Museum in Milan.