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Laura Kurgan: Human geographies

Architect Laura Kurgan is the Director of the Spatial Information Design Lab at Columbia University. Kurgan visualizes complex political and social data to advocate for social reform. One project, “Million Dollar Blocks”, shows how the government spends more than one million dollars to incarcerate prisoners who live within a single census block.

Here is the video:


Posted date: 
Thursday, October 1, 2009