Open Call for Urban Visualization Projects 2018

Following our first successful competition in 2016, this second iteration is looking for the latest projects in the field of urban data visualization. Visualization as a tool for analysis, exploration and communication has become a driving force in the task of unravelling the complex urban fabrics that form our cities. More than half of the world’s citizens are living in urban areas, with a steady growth for the years ahead. The complexity of the processes at hand calls for methods and tools that help better understand the urban realm and the underlying relationships and connections, for all stakeholders involved, from urban planners to decision makers to companies and citizens themselves. Visualization experts around the world are working on new techniques in the hope of making these urban processes more transparent and understandable. The goal of this competition is to bring together the wide spectrum of work in urban visualization across disciplinary and professional boundaries and honour particularly innovative and important projects.

After a quality check every submitted project will be added to the project archive and will be available to the public. Every entry submitted after January 2018 will also be included in the 2018 competition. A program committee will nominate the best projects in the following categories:

  • Research Projects
  • Journalistic Projects
  • Art & Advocacy
  • Contract Projects
  • Student Projects

All winning projects will be exhibited in a month-long exhibition in the city of Berlin in October 2018. The exhibition will be opened with the start of this year’s IEEE VIS conference in Berlin. In honour of the location of this year’s exhibition, we included an additional option for contributions if the project is related to the city of Berlin. The best five projects on the city of Berlin will also be awarded and exhibited.

We have a full legal statement regarding the submission of your work, but we want to provide you with a few straightforward points about the copyright and legal context of the competition:

  • You can only submit work, for which you hold the rights.
  • By submitting you are granting us the right to show your project on the website.
  • By submitting you are granting us the right to display your project in the exhibition (if selected) and include it in the exhibition catalogue.
  • We will not share the rights granted to us with third parties.
  • We will not share contact information provided by you with third parties.
  • You can at any point contact us and asks us to modify or delete your project. But the execution of such a request might take a few days to complete.

Submission deadline for the competition: 12.08.2018

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Organizers

  • Dörk, Marian (University of Applied Sciences Potsdam)
  • Meier, Sebastian (Technologiestiftung Berlin)

Program Committee

  • Andrienko, Natalia (Fraunhofer Institute AIS)
  • Anwar, Sajjad (Humanitarian OSM)
  • Benz, Lio (IXDS)
  • Brawley, Dare (Columbia University)
  • Dykes, Jason (City University, London)
  • Elmer, Christina (Spiegel Online)
  • Ganesh, Arun (Mapbox & OSM)
  • Gonzalez, Daniel (HERE)
  • Goodwin, Sarah (Monash University)
  • Hill, Andrew (Textile)
  • Lehmann, Hendrik (Tagesspiegel)
  • McInerny, Greg (Warwick)
  • Medeiros, Rodrigo (IFPB)
  • Meirelles, Isabel (OCAD)
  • Moere, Andrew Vande (KU Leuven)
  • Nagel, Till (Hochschule Mannheim)
  • Rauer, Sebastian (D-Labs)
  • Saldarriaga, Juan Francisco (Columbia University)
  • Sargent, Randy (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Stefaner, Moritz (Truth & Beauty operator)
  • Tulp, Jan Willem (Tulp Interactive)
  • Vallandingham, Jim (Zymergen)