Urban Complexity Lab Fachhochschule Potsdam

Mapping Cities – Making Cities

A project course devoted to the visual analysis and communication of urban data with the goal to engage in critical reflections about the future of cities. Students of interface design and urban futures form interdisciplinary teams to pursue research and design at the intersection of data visualization and urban transformation.

2019/20

GuestsJeffrey Heer (University of Washington), Hendrik Lehmann (Tagesspiegel), Katherine Hepworth (University of Nevada), Francesca Morini, Tobias Kauer & Jonas Rogge (FH sPotsdam)

YouBike in Taipei

YouBike in Taipei

Yufei Huang, Kevin Cheng How do the weather conditions, commuting patterns and topographical features shape the use of bike sharing in the Taiwanese capital?

MercedeZ

MercedeZ

Thomas Haas, Laura Koch, Gabriela Rocha, Dimitar Ruszev A semi-fictional story about personal data sovereignty in the smart city of the future.

Potsdams sonnige Seite

Potsdam’s sunny side

Jana Schelte, Ilka von Eynern, Carolin Achtermann After a steady increase of renewable energy production, the potential for solar energy is hardly utilized. Let's change this!

LOO/P

LOO/P

Lena Blüggel, Chantal Schöpp, Clara Lozano Discover the lifecycle of toilet paper and the circular potentials of daily products.

Ethical Routing

Ethical Routing

Anna Meide, Nadezda Kuzmina, Anne-Liese Lammich Navigation apps guide us through the city on an individualistic route, when instead they could optimize for the public good.

Air Quality in Berlin

Air Quality in Berlin

Maryna Honcharenko, Jens Ove Drößiger, Daniel AlmgrenRecén A visual analysis of Berlin's air pollution, its measurement and mitigation.

Mission Zero

Mission Zero

Soomin Kim, Mina Mahmoodian Esfahani, Ken Dornberger, Max Tristram A scheme for accident prevention with specific solutions to reach zero road fatalities.

Berlinize

Berlinize

José Ernesto Rodríguez, Marie Beckmann, Max Linnenschmidt, Theodor Hillmann Is your city lacking growth, future perspectives, and a vivid cultural scene? Then it's time to berlinize it!

Streaming’s Little Secret

Streaming’s Little Secret

Thora Weidling, Mirielle Alina Rohr, Valeria Garci Crespo López A visual investigation into the CO2 impact of online video streaming.

2018/19

Guests
Tori Dykes (Technologiestiftung Berlin), Nina Hälker & Till Degkwitz (HCU Hamburg), Hendrik Lehmann & David Meidinger (Tagesspiegel), Benno Bock & André Klein (civity Management Consultants)

Berlin's Vision For a Bicycle-Friendly City

Who owns the Boxi?

David Amacher, Dominik Berton, Felix Jaekel, Paul Roeder, Léonie Schwöbel — Tagesspiegel An investigation into the changing ownership structure of this iconic square in the middle of Berlin Friedrichshain.

Hamburg — Glücklich & Gesund?

Hamburg: Happy & Healthy?

Dustin Kummer, Edmundo Gallindo, Fabian Fleckenstein, Fabian Schrader, Krista Smathers, Susanne Helm, Xiaotong Xiong — HCU Hamburg Health infrastructure in the hanseatic city and how it relates to differences in wealth.

Berlin's Vision For a Bicycle-Friendly City

Berlin's Vision For a Bicycle-Friendly City

Simon Pedross, Julian Broocks, Julian Roling, Regina Schröter — Tagesspiegel The capital’s bicycling infrastructure in comparison to its Dutch and Scandinavian counterparts.

2017/18

Guests
Adrien Labaeye (HU Berlin), Herbert Lohner (BUND Berlin), Nina Hälker & Katrin Hovy (HCU Hamburg), Alexandra Toland (TU Berlin), Sebastian Meier (Technologiestiftung Berlin) — part of Urban Future Talks »Mapping as a Critical and Transformative Practice«.

City in Flux

City in Flux

Caroline Doyé, Fabian Dinklage, Fabian Ehmel, Valentina Tröndle — WhereIsMyTransport Visualizations of the informal and formal mobility networks reveal hidden patterns and dividing lines throughout the city of in Cape Town and tell meaningful stories about its recent developments.

Bicycling in Berlin

Bicycling in Berlin

Alexander Käßner, Jolanta Paliszewska, Caroline Zygmunt — FixMyBerlin An exploratory companion for citizens to learn about the conditions for bicycling in Berlin. A positive outlook encourages readers to dream about the possibilities for bicycling in the future.

Hamburg — a Cycling City?

Hamburg — a Cycling City?

Sonja Saprykina, Anastasia Voloshina, David Siedke, Fabian Schultz — Claus Hesseling This project analyses the bicycling safety of a city that has ambitious goals for its bicycle-friendliness. A close look at the distribution of bike accidents tells the story of an uphill battle.

Mapping Shared Mobility

Mapping Shared Mobility

Henrik Waffner, Marie Vogelmann, Māra Abaja, Cornelius Dauer — innoZ A visual analysis tool devised to support the identification of spatial patterns and interrelationships from the perspective of a fleet manager of a car-sharing service.

The Mietshäuser Syndikat

Selbstbestimmt mieten – Miete selbst bestimmen

Nele Trautwein, Jakob von Kietzell, Caspar Kirsch — Mietshäuser Syndikat A visual explainer about the Mietshäuser Syndikat, a network of houses that are committed to self-organized living and solidarity-based economy.