ᴜᴄʟᴀʙ is a visualization research group situated 
between design, computing, and the humanities.

New Complexity Recent projects, publications and activities

arete-preview Project


A Visual History of the Latin Alphabet

interactive-flowchart-preview Project

Interactive Flowchart

Navigating and Narrating Complexity through Exploration and Storytelling

gradim-teaser Project


Granularities of dispersion and materiality: Visualizing a photo archive about diaspora


Mark-Jan Bludau and Viktoria Brüggemann will  present their work in the GraDiM project during the MAI Tagung (museums and the internet) at the Jewish Museum, Berlin.

16–17 May 2024

Tracing and Telling: Exploring collection holdings through graph-based narratives

  • Sabine de Günther
  • Giacomo Nanni
  • Ilias Kyriazis
  • Linda Freyberg
  • Marian Dörk
— in: Konferenzband zur 27. Berliner Veranstaltung der internationalen EVA-Serie: Electronic Media and Visual Arts, 2023


Viktoria Brüggemann will take part and contribute to the »Activating a Collection« workshop at the Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin.

15 April 2024


Marian Dörk will speak at the Crossing Fonds Digital Archives Symposium about the role of a shared vocabulary for co-designing data visualizations of cultural collections.

25–28 April 2024

From Sketching to Coding: Visualization as a Thinking Process

  • Uta Hinrichs
  • Florian Windhager
  • Mennatallah El-Assady
  • Eric Alexander
  • Adam Bradley
  • Mark-Jan Bludau
— ADHO Digital Humanities Conference 2023 (DH2023), 2023


The GraDiM project team will present their current research at the #DHJewish Conference organized by the Moses Mendelssohn Center for European-Jewish Studies with the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History.

11–12 April 2024
refa Project


Digital contextualization of vestimentary sources

V3_website_v1 Project

Amazonia Future Lab

Connect – Comprehend – Communicate


From shock to shift: Data visualization for constructive climate journalism

  • Francesca Morini
  • Anna Eschenbacher
  • Johanna Hartmann
  • Marian Dörk
— IEEE VIS / TVCG: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 2023

A Contemporary Nolli Map: Using OpenStreetMap Data to Represent Urban Public Spaces

  • Ester Scheck
  • Andrea Binn
  • Marian Dörk
  • Florian Ledermann
— Abstracts of the International Cartographic Association, 2023
default_mode Project


From shock to shift