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Wallenberg Studio Lecture 1
Laura Kurgan

January 13, 2009 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Laura Kurgan teaches architecture at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation where she is director of visual studies and the director of the spatial information design lab (SIDL). With SIDL, Kurgan is currently collaborating with the Justice Mapping Center on a project called “Graphical Innovations in Justice Mapping” in selected states: Arizona, Kansas, Los Angeles County, Louisiana, New York, and Rhode Island. Kurgan has followed the declassification of satellite imagery and GPS technology in a series of research projects across the significant political events of the last decade. This work, which has been exhibited internationally, is collected in You Are Here: Post-Military Technology and the New Landscape of Satellite Images, forthcoming from Zone Books.

Laura Kurgan also runs an interdisciplinary design practice in New York City, blending academic research with design, information, communication, advocacy, and architecture. Most recently Laura Kurgan Design has been working with New Visions for Public Schools on the re-programming and master-planning of 21 existing large public school buildings into campuses of small schools.


January 13, 2009
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm