I create spatial media, conduct research & teach
My work draws together approaches from urban and environmental studies, digital art, and storytelling. I am based at the University of Chicago, where I am a Senior Research Associate in Cartography and Spatial Media at the Urban Theory Lab (UTL) and the Committee on Environment, Geography and Urbanization (CEGU). Before joining UTL-Chicago, I held multiple academic appointments at Columbia University: as a Research Scholar at the Center for Spatial Research and the Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes; Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP); and a grantee of the Brown Institute for Media Innovation. I hold degrees in design studies (MDes 2015, Harvard Graduate School of Design) and architecture (BArch + MArch 2010, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna). My geographic visualizations have been commissioned and exhibited widely, most recently by the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain (2021, 2022) and the Venice Biennale of Architecture (2016, 2018, 2021).
Backfire: The Age of Megafires
Data-Spheres of Planetary Urbanization
In Plain Sight
Conflict Urbanism: Aleppo
Email me at grgabasic [at] gmail [dot] com