Data for social good

In cooperation with DATACTIVE

16nov2017 20:00 - 21:30


As every aspect of our daily lives becomes susceptible of turning into data being collected, analyzed and repurposed, the question arises what kind of consequences this process will bring for society. In this programme we will assess this question with experts Charlotte Ryan, Lorenzo Pezzani, Jeff Deutch and Hadi Al Khatib.

The goal of this event is to reflect upon how activism, data, and research may be mobilized for social good. The speakers are experts developing projects related to topics such as human rights, environmental justice, and international law, from an approach located at the crossroads of academia and civil society.

About the speakers

Prof. Charlotte Ryan (University of Massachusetts Lowell), the cofounder of the /Movement/Media Research and Action Project/ (MRAP). Ryan worked also as an organizer in labor, community, health and anti-intervention movements, and has extensive experience with collaborative work between academia and activism.

Lorenzo Pezzani (to be confirmed). Lorenzo Pezzani is an architect, a researcher, and a PhD candidate at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths. His work focuses on spatial politics, human rights and media. He is a team member of the Forensic Architecture Project, that undertakes advanced architectural and media research.

Jeff Deutch & Hadi Al Khatib from The Syrian Archive. This is an initiative by a collective of human rights activists dedicated to preserving open source documentation relating to human rights violations and other crimes committed by all sides during the conflict in Syria. Jeff Deutch from the Centre for Internet and Human Rights, and a PhD candidate at the Humboldt-University in Berlin (he developed a methodological toolkit for human rights defenders for using video databases as empirical evidence) and Hadi Al Khatib, also from Centre for Internet and Human Rights, who researches how citizen-generated data can be used effectively to advance advocacy and accountability while understanding its challenges and limitations.



Also SPUI25-vistors are invited to attend the conference. Registration for the conference is free, but places are limited. Register through the link below.

Location: SPUI25