Cocktails & Conversation is a series of dialogues about design that joins an architect with a critic, journalist, curator, or architectural historian to discuss current architecture design issues. For this program, Sarah Williams, Director of the Civic Data Lab at MIT, will discuss data visualization and recent projects with Brad Samuels, Founding Partner of SITU Studio, over a custom-crafted cocktail created by Toby Cecchini and David Moo. A data visualization leader, Sarah Williams combines her training in computation and design to create communication strategies that expose urban policy issues and lead to civic change. In 2021, she collaborated with AIANY on “Visualize NYC” and recently released a tool with Transportation Alternatives called “Spatial Equity NYC.” This conversation will focus on her latest exhibition, “Distance Unknown,” which explores the risks and opportunities of migration to urban America.
Sarah Williams, Associate Professor of Urban Planning, Director of Civic Data Design Lab, MIT
Bradley Samuels, Founding Partner, SITU Studio