Grga Basic is an Associate Research Scholar at the Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes (CRCL) and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP); his work and research focus on critical, narrative, and investigative cartography. He joined CRCL in 2018, coming from the Center for Spatial Research. At CRCL, Grga acts as a mapping expert, developing and overseeing spatial analysis and cartographic representations for all Resilience Accelerator projects. At Columbia, he also teaches GIS and Points Unknown, an interdisciplinary course focused on pairing journalistic techniques with design practices through spatial data analysis and visualization.
Prior to joining GSAPP, Grga held academic appointment at the Harvard Urban Theory Lab and worked as an architect at the Atelier Seraji in Paris. His cartographic representations have been exhibited at the Venice, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Rotterdam Biennials of Architecture. Grga holds Bachelor and Master of Architecture degrees from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, and a Master in Design Studies in Urbanism, Landscape, Ecology from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.