How can we effectively mobilize traceable data technologies to expand the horizons of bottom-up social development? How can data actually be leveraged in practice to foster greater social and economic inclusivity and new systems of transparency? With an eye on these pivotal questions, Pop-Up Studio-X Baitasi explores the emerging field of data for good during Beijing Design Week 2016 through a multidisciplinary workshop with experts from the social sciences, data science and urbanism.
During this 10-day workshop, GSAPP alumnus Tat Lam, along with anthropologist Victoria Nguyen and SANS (三思), will curate a series of exhibitions, workshops, and discussions to explore strategies of data empowerment. By investigating data literacy, culturally sensitive technologies, and human-centric data infrastructure in Beijing’s hutong districts, the workshop aims to develop prototypes and processes in the service of empowering grassroots communities in Beijing and beyond.