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Catalyst 2013: Karen Lewis - Spatializing Systems

Date: 03/12/2013

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: 100 Rapson Hall

Cost: Free


Information graphics have played an increasing role in the organization, display and communication of architecture. Instead of diagramming program to organize building form, for example, contemporary diagramming techniques have expanded to visualize economic, logistical, ecological or site data. Finding ways to visualize dynamic systems have increased the significance and complexity of diagramming, and in turn positioned the architect from one who only organizes material and program, to an agent invested in the design and organization of complex systems.

About the Speaker:
Karen Lewis is a designer whose work examines the intersection of graphic and infrastructural systems and leverages techniques of data visualization, graphic design and information as a way to shape architecture. She is a principal of Implement, a collaborative design practice, and is currently on the architecture faculty at The Ohio State University.


  • Name: Adam Marcus
  • E-mail: acmarcus@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612.624.2554
  • Sponsored by: College of Design

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Adam Marcus, acmarcus@umn.edu, 612.624.2554.

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