Dario Rodighiero

Design, Science, and Humanities


Dario works at the Harvard Metalab, a knowledge-design lab at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.
The Swiss National Science Foundation supports his research on humanities and science through the practice of design.

His theoretical research is related to the visual representation of individuals and communities, with respect to aesthetics, culture, ethics, and technology. His empirical research examines the  social dynamics through the innovation of organizational charts, and the analysis of scientific communities at small and large scales.

Dario belongs to the Digital Humanities community. He collaborates on projects with international institutions, and his visualizations have been used by scholars since DH2014.

Dario attended the doctoral program of Architecture and Sciences of the City at EPFL. His doctorate was advised by professors Frédéric Kaplan and Boris Beaude, while the dean Marilyne Andersen funded his studies.

Formerly he joined MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Science, the Médialab led by Bruno Latour, and the Joint Research Center of European Commission, which recently appointed him as an external expert in data visualization and interface design.

He lectured in many institutions including the CERN, the European Commission, and Sciences Po.

Dario is a proud finalist of ADI Compasso d’Oro Award 2020 as part of the team An Enquiry into Modes of Existence / Reset Modernity!

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Worldwide Map of Research
SNSF (2019‑2020)
From Data to Wisdom
FCT (2019‑2022)


COVID-19 Cartography
GitHub (2020)
Affinity Map 
EPFL (2018)


Academic Mapping of Human Dynamics
MIT Medialab, Cambridge (2020)
Computational Literacy for Graphic Design
Université du Québec à Montréal (2020)


Mapping as a Contemporary Instrument for Orientation in Conferences
Proceedings of IX Conference AIUCD (2020)
The Hermeneutic Circle of Data Visualization
Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology (2020)
Self-Recognition in Data Visualization
Espacetemps.net (2019)
Printing Walkable Visualizations
Transimage Conference (2018)
Mapping Affinities in Academic Organizations
Frontiers Journal (2018)
The Analogous City, the Map
EPFL Archizoom Press (2015)

“Alongside Daniele [Guido] and Donato [Ricci], Dario is part of the ‘Little Italy’ that has set up shop in the AIME offices. Apart from sharing his enthusiasm and insatiable curiosity, Dario has brought along ten years experience in designing digital interfaces. With the others on the team, he has given life and form to the daring insights of both himself and his compatriots.”

— Bruno Latour, Paris 2013