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

New Complexity Recent projects, publications and activities

vikus viewer teaser 2 Project

VIKUS Viewer

Explore cultural collections along time, texture and themes

Reading Traces Project

Reading traces

Visualizing Fontane’s reference library

SENSES-Preview-Small Project


Climate Change Scenario Services


COINS – A Journey Through A Rich Cultural Collection wins SILVER Information Is Beautiful Award in Arts, Entertainment & Culture.

4 December 2018

Zwischen Repräsentation und Rezeption – Visualisierung als Facette von Analyse und Argumentation in der Kunstgeschichte

  • Katrin Glinka
  • Marian Dörk
— Computing Art Reader. Einführung in die digitale Kunstgeschichte., 2018
uclab-climate-movie-01 Project

A Brief History of CO2 Emissions

An animated short film on greenhouse gas emissions



Post-digital art practices in cultural education

Conference talks

We took part in IEEE VIS 2018 in Berlin and presented visualization research on personal movement data and digital cultural heritage.

21-26 October 2018

Shifted Maps: Revealing spatio-temporal topologies in movement data

  • Heike Otten
  • Lennart Hildebrandt
  • Till Nagel
  • Marian Dörk
  • Boris Müller
— Proceedings of the IEEE VIS Arts Program, VISAP'18, 2018

Off the Grid: Visualizing a Numismatic Collection as Dynamic Piles and Streams

  • Flavio Gortana
  • Franziska von Tenspolde
  • Daniela Guhlmann
  • Marian Dörk
— Open Library of Humanities: Remaking Collections, 2018
coins1-grey Project


Visualizing a numismatic collection as heaps, streams, and plots


Image Factories. Infographics 1920–1945 presents historical visualization design from early 20th century Austria and Germany.

19 Oct - 14 Dec 2018


CityVis 2018 is a showcase of the latest and greatest projects shared on the Visualizing Cities platform.

22 Oct - 31 Dec 2018

Mapping governance of adaptation to climate change in Switzerland

  • Dominik Braunschweiger
  • Marco Pütz
  • Frank Heidmann
  • Mark-Jan Bludau
— in: Regional Studies Regional Science. 5:1, 2018