From mapping youth experiences of climate change to researching social media and humanitarian responses to crisis, our team is engaged in a variety of digitally innovative projects aimed at addressing and informing social issues to create impact.
We host a range of activities and public events, including training days, seminar series and workshops. To facilitate impact we also engage in direct dialogue with policy-makers in the United Nations, UK and European Parliament through organised events and briefing meetings.
Our co-creation project partners includes NGO, journalist and digital design collaborations with groups including Bahrain Watch, Omega Research Foundation, CAAT, Bellingcat, Publica, Open Security, Corporate Watch, AltCity.me, Tactical Technology Collective.
Working with NGOs, journalists and digital designers we run hands-on data aggregation, visualisation and digital storytelling workshops designed specifically for addressing civic and humanitarian issues. Data Labs is a Fusion funded initiative.
Dr. Anna Feigenbaum
Dr Einar Thorsen
Dr Phillipa Gillingham
Dr Dan Jackson
Dr Nathan Farrell
Dr. Tauheed A. Ramjaun
Dr Shelley Thompson
Dr Hamid Bouchachia
Our team here at Bournemouth University is working with NGOs, journalists and digital designers to run hands-on data aggregation, visualisation and digital storytelling workshops designed specifically for addressing civic and humanitarian issues.
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‘Researching up’ or investigating government and corporate practices is often riddled with obstacles. In place of interview answers, come streams of PR sound bytes and ‘no comment’ replies. With lawyers at ready disposal and PR teams performing 24/7 image-makeovers, the practices of corporate and government elites often take place behind layers of concealer. So how[…]
In April and May, the #RiotID team travelled to Sheffield for a workshop at the Bank Street Arts gallery as part of the Crick Centre’s ESRC project Exploring Civil Society Strategies for Democratic Renewal. Then it was off to Keele for Media Environments where the team led a workshop in how to use visual design[…]
Our 2015 Mapping the Media project on Tear Gas is now live! Check out the maps on our BU Civic Media Hub website. Everyday tear gas is used around the world, from Brazil to Bahrain, from Thailand to the Occupied Territories of Palestine. Yet, while journalists file news stories of tear gas deployments, there is no national[…]
re-posted with permission from authors: https://www.psa.ac.uk/insight-plus/blog/greece-facing-imminent-humanitarian-crisis by Roman Gerodimos and Sofie Edlund On Tuesday, March 1st, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency warned that Greece is facing an imminent humanitarian crisis. Over the last few months UNHCR has been monitoring arrivals to South-East Europe on a daily basis and collating data from various sources into a daily[…]
BU Civic Media Hub & the Omega Research Foundation publish report on the misuse of Tear Gas in Europe
Responding to a request for more data on tear gas misuse in Council of Europe member states, the BU Datalabs team hosted a daylong data hack day to aggregate information and produce a report for the Council of Europe. The report offers a brief summary analysis of Human Rights investigations into the misuse of tear gas[…]
Data Storytelling for Social Sciences Workshop took place in Bournemouth at 12th November as a part of ESRC Festival of learning events with the participation of 25 professionals both from NGOs and academia. The workshop started with the presentations of Dr. Anna Feigenbaum, Dr. Einar Thorsen, and Brad Gyori which were structured to give practical knowledge[…]
…and other lessons in #Dataviz were presented by our BU Datalabs team at the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement’s Engage 2015 event in Bristol last week. The annual Engage event brings together university leaders in public engagement from across the UK. Representing BU Datalabs, Dr. Anna Feigenbaum and community partner James Marchant from Small[…]
Date: 12/11/2015 Time: 10:00 – 16:30 Location: The Old School House, Gladstone Mews, Bournemouth, BH7 6BG Event Description: The move in recent years toward open data brings with it opportunities for information re-use, increases transparency, and encourages civic participation in data analysis and communication. From human rights issues to climate change, this increased emphasis on[…]
The Data Storytelling Workshop for the BU Festival of Learning