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

03_StephanieNeumann_Trafo Project


Transformation of a shrinking city

01 habitat x change Project

Habitat X Change

Science meets visualization for sustainable urban futures

0 vistent higher Project


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

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
Explanation1-05 Project

Novel City Maps

A poetic view on the city

Open Call

With Visualizing Cities we are soliciting submissions of innovative visualizations of urban data to be part of a platform and exhibition at Habitat III.

Until 31 August 2016
cf-teaser Project

cf. city flows

A comparative visualization of urban bike mobility.


Staged Analysis: From Evocative to Comparative Visualizations of Urban Mobility

  • Till Nagel
  • Christopher Pietsch
  • Marian Dörk
— Proceedings of the IEEE VIS Arts Program, VISAP'16 2016

Von sammlungsspezifischen Visualisierungen zu nachnutzbaren Werkzeugen

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

Invited talk

Lars Grammel (Trifacta): »Data Wrangling: Enabling Successful Analytics and Machine Learning« @ Campus Fachhochschule Potsdam, Room 308 in Haus D. Part of information​+​visualization public lecture series

12 July 2016, 5pm

Museale Bestände im Web: Eine Untersuchung von acht digitalen Sammlungen

  • Viktoria Brüggemann
  • Sarah Kreiseler
  • Marian Dörk
— in: Konferenzband zur 23. Berliner Veranstaltung der internationalen EVA-Serie: Electronic Media and Visual Arts 2016

Visualizing Cities

An open platform for urban visualization projects


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