Giorgia Lupi & Stefanie Posavec

Giorgia Lupi is an information designer. She is a Partner at Pentagram in New York. After receiving her master’s degree in Architecture, she earned her PhD in Design at Politecnico di Milano. In 2011, she co-founded Accurat, an internationally acclaimed data-driven design firm with offices in Milan and New York. She is co-author of Dear Data and of the new interactive book Observe, Collect, Draw – A Visual Journal. Giorgia is also a public speaker, her TED TALK on her humanistic approach to data has over one million views. She has been named One of “Fast Company’s” 100 Most Creative People in Business in 2018, and she recently joined MIT Media Lab as a Director’s Fellow. She is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on New Metrics. Her work is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, where in 2017 she also was commissioned to create an original site-specific piece, and of the permanent collection of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Stefanie Posavec is a designer, artist, and author exploring playful, friendly approaches to communicating data and information to all ages and audiences. moved from Denver, Colorado to London in 2004 and after undertaking an MA Communication Design at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design. She is an award-winning designer for whom data is her favoured material, with projects ranging from data visualization and information design to commissioned data art for a variety of clients. Her personal work focuses on the visual or physical representation of data derived from language, literature, or scientific topics, often using a hand-crafted approach. Her work has been exhibited at major galleries including MoMA, the Storefront for Art and Architecture (New York), the Centre Pompidou (Paris), ArtScience Museum (Singapore), the V&A, the Design Museum, the Wellcome Collection, the Science Museum, The Southbank Centre, and Somerset House (London).