Complexity Maps
Complexity Maps
Design for the representation of places and communities22nd July, 2008  > 29th July, 2008 - Turin & Pollenzo, Italy

Background
Torino is a city on the move. The tradition forms ofrepresentation are obsolete or inadequate to depict the current realityand the dynamics in progress.

Project question
How can the city be made legible and comprehensible, understood asa complex organism and as a web of physical and social networks?

Workshop leader : Christian Nold, designerWorkshop assistant : Jim SegersMetaDesign team: Paolo Ciuccarelli, Donato RicciCommitment : Urban Center Metropolitano - Torino

Description
The urban territory is a system whose complexity is growing, inwhich a multitude of tangible and intangible flows (people, goods,information) stratify and interconnect.Faced with all this, the traditional modes of mapping andrepresenting the city appear entirely inadequate: the representationsof the new physical and social networks, like that of their individualand collective life, are a new challenge for the design ofcommunication. The representation of the phenomena demands the gradualabandonment of classical visual languages, i.e. of maps that lay theirtrust chiefly in the topological and geographical metaphor.Overcoming these limits means building a new representation of thecity: a collective vision capable of defining and visualising the newconcept of urban space and, more in general, social spaces.The theme, proposed in collaboration with the Urban CenterMetropolitano of Torino, aims to produce visualisations in the form ofdiagrams and maps of relationships that induce a new way of viewinghuman-city interaction, and also useful for outlining new criteria forits development.

Assigned theme: Environment (Pollution)
Complexity Maps
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Complexity Maps

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