Archive for the “Events” Category

CityMurmur Project

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

CityMurmur tries to understand and visualize how media attention reshapes the urban space and the city.

On-line newspapers, information agency, blogs and personal websites, thematic media are monitored to highlight the pattern of perceptions on the urban space. This monitoring activity leads to the creation of an atlas that will produce – in real-time – different maps based on news sources, themes, and time. The atlas allows users to understand the urban space as a function of media attention and biases and social and cultural diversity of the city itself.
The goal of the project is to show how different media differently describe the urban space through the attention that is payed on each street of the city. In the hypothesis of the increasing importance of the on-line presence in contemporary society, a media geography has been generated intersecting the media scape with the geographical reality of the city.

Murmur. Project Progress Report 01

Monday, November 10th, 2008

, originally uploaded by densitydesign.

After a week of cañas, tapas, fried food and heavy work this is the first result of the Visualizar’08 Workshop.

More specifically this is the wiki page of murmur

MURMUR – Call for Collaborators

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Density Design Lab, and ovrflw, under the nom de plume Writing Acamenic English, are proud to annouce that Murmur is one of the selected project for VISUALIZAR’08: DATABASE CITY.

Quality of life

Monday, August 11th, 2008

I have been discussing a lot about quality of life in the last month in very different situations, and it made me thinking this is a key and imperative issue now.
I presented a paper in Changing the change conference in Turin. The conference was about design research for sustainability and was a very outstanding place for exchanging ideas and meet interesting people. I spoke with Chris Ryan

Complexity Maps

Friday, August 1st, 2008

Complex Faces
, originally uploaded by densitydesign.

TWDC – Designing connected places Summer School –
Thank you all, it was amazing.


Monday, May 26th, 2008

Reviewing the book “Shaping Things“, written by Bruce Sterling, John… more

Densities Hospital system map

Friday, May 16th, 2008

The Hospital system map “From client to patient” introduced by… more

Designer & the Elastic Mind: an interview with Paola Antonelli (and the relation between scale and complexity)

Saturday, May 10th, 2008

Quoting from Paola Antonelli interiew: What has changed in scale… more

Two Events

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Mapping Me / Mapping You A roundtable meeting about cartography… more

DensityDesign goes to Turin (World Design Capital 2008)

Monday, March 31st, 2008


The DensityDesign team is involved in the organization of the workshop “Complexity maps” included in the programme of the Summer School entitled “Designing Connected Places” :

Designing Connected Places is an international summer design school. But there is much more. It is also a programme for action throughout Piemonte. Using the tools of design, solutions will be outlined for 6 problems expressed by 6 local bodies. These are: health and well-being, food and new food networks, urban mobility, security and quality of life in the city, new production systems, and forms of representation of the region and its communities.

The workshop will be leaded by Christian Nold. Apply now!