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

Fachhochschule Potsdam

New Complexity Recent projects, publications and activities

memory_dialogue_stephanie_neumann Project

Memory Dialogue

Exploring artefact-based memory sharing

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Reverse information architecture

How is exploration manifested in online collections of museums?

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Transformation of a shrinking city

Invited talk

Matthew Battles, Jessica Yurkofsky & Sarah Newman (metaLAB at Harvard): »Dialogues with Data: Multisensory Encounters with Objects, Texts, and Images« @ Campus Fachhochschule Potsdam, Lecture Hall in Haus D. Part of information​+​visualization public lecture series

11 Mai 2017, 4 pm

Memory Dialogue – Exploring Artefact-Based Memory Sharing

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


Together with ICSU and Future Earth we are taking part in the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development Habitat III with an exhibition and event space dedicated to science and visualization for sustainable urban futures.

15 - 20 October 2016

Invited talk

Florian Windhager (Danube University Krems): »White Cube, Black Box, PolyCube: Reframing Cultural Objects and Actors« @ Campus Fachhochschule Potsdam, Lecture Hall in Haus D. Part of information​+​visualization public lecture series

26 April 2017, 5pm

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

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

Visualizing Cities

An open platform for urban visualization projects


Von sammlungsspezifischen Visualisierungen zu nachnutzbaren Werkzeugen

  • Katrin Glinka
  • Christopher Pietsch
  • Marian Dörk
— in: Konferenzband zur DHd 2017 Bern - Digitale Nachhaltigkeit 2017
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Habitat X Change

Science meets visualization for sustainable urban futures


Past Visions and Reconciling Views: Visualizing Time, Texture and Themes in Cultural Collections

  • Katrin Glinka
  • Christopher Pietsch
  • Marian Dörk
— DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly. 11:2 2017
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Visualizing urban data using top-projected city models


We are participating in IEEE VIS 2016 in Baltimore to present Novel City Maps and cf. city flows in the Arts Program and join a panel on critical visualization.

23 - 28 October 2016