This data walking (or 'data walkshop') project grew out of a teaching process that encouraged students to observe data mediations in the space of the city. Inspired by Laura Forlano’s ‘flashmob ethnography’ and Adam Greenfields ‘network walkshops’ the data walk or ‘data walkshop’ evolved through collaborations with the Museum of Contemporary Commodities project developed by Paula Crutchlow and Ian Cook of the University of Exeter, and Furtherfield Gallery in London.

Data walking has proven to be a strategy for research creation and public engagement that breaks down hierarchies of knowledge and creates discussions about data based in a shared experience of observing and moving through space.

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