Data Justice and the Right to the City

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.

Research areas
Data Society
Research team
Key contact
Dr Jeremy Knox

Edinburgh Futures Institute Projects fund

Award: £10,100