This program delves into the topic of citizen forensics. We’ll take a deeper look into projects that have stemmed from a new movement of citizens taking action in the name of justice and human rights. From Forensic Architecture to VFRAME and Tactical Technology Collective, we’ll learn how to gather information, problem-solve with the latest tools, and use critical techniques for safely navigating and investigating the world as a means of bearing witness.
Note: We have some really exciting instructors and guest speakers for this program! Updates in the coming weeks!
Week 1:Introductions, crtiical discourse, view of landscape/current state of citizen investigation organisations
Week 2:How to gather information, investigate safely, ethical and legal issues
Week 3:Gain practical and hands-on understanding of computer vision/machine learning for investigative purposes
Week 4:Collecting/writing documentation, preparations for final talks and showcase open to the public
Artist / Student (Full Time)*
Women and persons from LGBTQ+ and other under-represented communities in the tech field highly encouraged to apply!
*Includes in-class materials, use of space, and professional mentorship
Note: If you'd like any assistance in finding housing, please let us know in your application. We suggest budgeting around €525 for a month room rental.
In this course, you will learn
- Citizen forensics movements and how they began
- How to gather information and investigate safely
- Ethical and legal issues surrounding this work
- Basics of working with various technologies including computer vision and machine learning for investigative purposes
- Basic coding with python
- An amazing network and community of like-minded creative beings and potential future collaborators
*No previous experience necessary*
Who is this program for?
This program is for jouralists, architects, researchers, artists and anyone interested to learn how technology is being used as an aid for critical analysis to help understand and report on the world around us.