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Giorgia Lupi
founder and design director, Accurat

Giorgia Lupi is an information designer and researcher. Her work in information visualization frequently crosses the divide between digital and print, exploring visual models and metaphors to represent dense and rich data-driven stories.

After graduating in Architecture at Ferrara University in 2006 she as been involved in multidisciplinary projects on the information, technology and interaction design fields, using design and data visualization to convey complex systems of information.

She is co-founder and design director at Accurat (accurat.it), an information design company based in Milan and New York; Accurat analyzes data and contexts and designs analytical tools and visual narratives that provide awareness, comprehension and engagement. Accurat was born in 2011 and since then has been working succesfully with important Italian and international clients such as the European Union, the United Nations, Corriere della Sera, McCann Erickson, Mondadori, Hearts Communications, The European House Ambrosetti, Poste Italiane, Fiorucci, Pernod Ricard, ING Direct, Vodafone, the New York Public Library, the Lucile and David Packard Foundation, Università degli Studi di Milano, Zanichelli Editore.

Since 2011 she is also a PhD student in Design at Politecnico di Milano, within Density Design Lab. She has been visiting researcher at Parsons the New School for Design within PIIM (the Parsons Institute for Information Mapping) from September 2012 to March 2013.

During last year, she presented at several conferences: Human City Symposium in Brussels, Cumulus Conference in Helsinki, The Eyeo Festival in Minneapolis, Datavisualization official meet up in New York, New York city Public Library public events’ series, MediaEvolutionConference in Malmoo, “Why Public Design?” MindLAB event in Copenaghen, StrataConference. In 2014, she will be speaking at Visualized Conference in NY, Resonate Festival in Belgrade, and Malofiej festival where she will be also on the jury committee.

Her work has been featured in different magazines such as the New York Times, Corriere della Sera, FastCompany, Slate, Forbes, the Atlantic Wire, Brain Pickings, Popular Science among all; and published in the recent “Infographic History of the World” Harper Collins book.

Her work won important awards in 2013: Bronze Medal at Malofiej 2013, Bronze Lion at Cannes Festival 2013, Special Mention in Core77 Design Awards, a long-list nomination at the Information is Beautiful Awards.

She lives in Brooklyn.

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