REACTIONS TO THE WALKS
The data walks inspired different forms of creative response:
CRITICAL MAKING WORKSHOP
‘Critical Making’ workshops with students that invited them to imagine interventions into space and data – at LSE
DRAMATIZING COMMODITY EXCHANGE
A “Lego Workshop” dramatizing key points of commodity exchange – at Furtherfield.
At the end of the data walks we used an open, creative process to respond to what we had encountered - using Lego to build snapshots of the most significant moments on our data walks, and photographing them as a way of capturing the interactions that produce data and commodities. Ian Cook documented the process – including a Lego version of the surveilled bulletin board.
Adoption of data walks in new locations
The data walking process has been used:
- to investigate rural data on the island of Tiree, Scotland
- as part of an undergraduate geography course at the University of Exeter
- as part of a public consulation strategy in the city of Rotterdam, Netherlands
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