About the Lab

 
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AS WE BECOME MORE ATTENTIVE TO THE STORIES WE TELL WITH AND ABOUT DATA, HOW MIGHT IT CHANGE OUR APPROACH TO RESEARCH, TEACHING, AND ADVOCACY?


The JUST DATA Lab brings together activists, artists, educators, and researchers to develop a humanistic approach to data conception, production, and circulation. Our aim is to rethink and retool data for justice.

The JUST DATA Lab workshop is focused on developing teaching material that can be adapted for a range of classrooms and communities, and is organized into three modules, each focusing on a different social arena:

  1. Housing + Economic Justice

  2. Policing + Abolition

  3. Public Health + Environmental Justice 

For each module, presenters will share a short presentation related to the theme (including a brief introduction of the data, discussion of existing literature, and a hands-on activity idea). Then respondents will kick off the workshop discussion by raising questions and reflecting on how the material can be used in classrooms and communities, including a new Princeton University class. The syllabus, modules, and other resources will be available free online.

The lab is sponsored by the following Princeton University partners: