This project will examine the intersecting concerns of ‘data justice’ - both the harms and civic possibilities of the datafied society – and the ‘right to the city’ - a call to redress the uneven distribution of resources and rights in urban contexts.
These concerns will be explored through engagement with a variety of topics:
- digital social services, as cities use data and algorithms to administer to citizens;
- education, as data-driven practices transform learning and higher education;
- labour, as platforms create new precarities and risks for workers; and
- activists who seek to make creative and political interventions into these developments.
The project will culminate in an edited collection, which will propose frameworks for understanding the effects of data-driven technologies in urban settings and offer strategies for intervention by both scholars and citizens.