From Friday October 4th to Sunday December 1st, Stadslab RAUM and data design agency CLEVER°FRANKE will introduce you to the possibilities the wonderful world of data has to offer to city life.

Leidsche Rijn exposed

The coming months the Leidsche Rijn district in Utrecht will be a laboratory and testbed for the exhibition Cirque du Data in; open data will be collected, exhibited and made tangible as subject of experimentation at Berlijnplein. For example, art installations by Gosse de Kort, RNDR and appealing data visualizations in the 'Data Exposed' section will tell the story of the urban life of residents from the neighbourhood.

Making use of smart data to improve your neighbourhood

Cirque du Data also wants to give the public more tools to contribute to their own living environment. For example, during workshops with residents and local organizations, you can work on current topics from the neighbourhood in which data plays a role. Various talks by international experts and professionals will give you a deeper insight into how to make data work for you, and a circus-like data show will immerse you in the wonderful world of data.

Talkshows and workshops | October 4th 20.30-22:00

The keynote speaker of the opening is Fabio Duarte, Research Lead at MIT Senseable City Lab (USA) and one of the driving forces of the joint MIT/AMS Institute project: 'Roboat', world’s first fleet of autonomous boats.

“With Roboat, MIT and AMS Institute are reimagining urban infrastructures with cutting-edge technologies; leveraging Amsterdam’s canals as an asset combining robotics and design”

Fábio Duarte

Research Scientist

During the event you can ask questions to data visualization guru Andy Kirk, who is part of the international research organization 'Seeing Data'. Marleen Stikker, founder of Waag research institute for creative technology and social innovation, will share her insights on the topic. And Sarah K. Westphal, from a.s.r. insurance company and expert in the field of data innovation, will give provide you a glimpse from a business perspective of what data can mean for a neighbourhood.

Visit the website of Cirque du Data for more info.