When Is data collection activism?
Guest talk. The public and collective documentation of deaths that have been systematically denied, racialised, gendered, individualised or suppressed has long been a form of “non-violent protest”. What does this kind of activism look like today? What are the questions it raises in our data-saturated world?
Using the Missing Datasets project by the Nigerian-American artist, Mimi Onuoha and examples from contemporary civilian casualty recording, we will ask are the blank spot in our otherwise data-saturated world? Why do they exist?