The world faces an ever-growing deluge of data that demands new and innovative ways of thinking. Developing clear, sophisticated, and accessible visualizations for existing and future data sets is a vital part of understanding and leading an increasingly data-centric world.
Sustaining its mandate for global thought leadership surrounding the future of cities, and with the support of Thomson Reuters, the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) at Columbia is at the forefront of a university-wide project on the future of data visualization, the Advanced Data Visualization Project (ADVP).
Hosted at GSAPP, the ADVP brings together an interdisciplinary group from within Columbia and beyond to encourage diverse thinking around all facets of data visualization.
The first year of the ADVP establishes a platform for large-scale experiments culminating in the establishment of a formal Institute for Advanced Data Visualization. Led by Laura Kurgan (Director of the Spatial Information Design Lab
at GSAPP) and David Benjamin (Director of the Living Architecture Lab
at GSAPP), the ADVP initially includes six interdisciplinary visualization projects as well as studio courses, events, an exhibition, and a publication to engage students and the public.