Exploring Scenographic Strategies in Data Walks

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Drift 13, Utrecht

Exploring Scenographic Strategies in Data Walks
15 May 2018, 14.00-17.00 (Drift 13, room 0.05, Utrecht)

At the London School of Economics Alison Powell has been working on the Data Walking project (www.datawalking.org). During data walks people are invited to observe, discuss and record connections between, data, processes of datafication and the city. They make notes of tensions, surprises and counter-intuitive findings. The walk is used as a way to surface new understanding of data and create an open engagement with data. The Centre for BOLD Cities has adopted and amended this method for its own purposes.

The department of Media and Culture Studies at Utrecht University now organises a workshop, which helps explore the use data walks for teaching and research. It considers how new ‘scenographic strategies’ might provoke the insights, challenges and interventions made possible by such walks.

To register please send an e-mail to V Rittmann v.d.rittmann@students.uu.nl  (there is room for max. 15 participants)


14.00: Between Realities #Athens (Sigrid Merx)
14.20: Data walks (V Rittmann & Karin van Es)
14.35: Define data
14.55: Form groups
15.00: Walk
15.45: Tell stories/discuss creative responses
16.15: Revisiting data walks with scenographic strategies