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CALL: Data Through Design Call for Proposals

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Data Through Design
Call for Proposals

Data Through Design (DxD) is now accepting proposals for our 2024 exhibition, Aftermath. We invite artists, data professionals, designers, scientists, historians, activists, coders, policymakers, and other creative professionals to submit their proposals for projects to be presented in the DxD exhibition in March of 2024 as part of New York City’s Open Data Week.

Our 2024 exhibition theme is Aftermath.

We live in a perpetual state of aftermath. The data we collect today represent reverberations of past events; edited, interpreted, and distilled to tell a story of history. Data drives our narratives and shapes not only the future but also our vision of the future — a narrative of us and where we expect to be. Who is telling that story, and how does the aftermath of events shape how it’s told?

This year, we invite artists to explore how data reflects (and does not reflect) these lived aftermaths and to interpret the idea of aftermath through data. How does data define and organize time and space in our articulations about the world? How has the past molded our present and how will we sustain our future? Will we drown in a flood of information or make meaning from the mess…?

For full call information and to submit proposals:

Deadline for submissions:  November 15, 2023
Project selection and notification date:  December 11, 2023
Exhibition dates and location:  March 15 – 24, 2024, NYC
Stipend:  $ 900
Eligibility:  applicants must be approved to work in the US in order to be paid a stipend

About DxD
Data Through Design (DxD) is an annual exhibition celebrating tangible and multimedia expressions of New York City’s Open Data. It provides space for creative engagement with data and new perspectives and understanding of its role in our society. DxD is organized by an independent, volunteer-run collective and every contribution to DxD goes to supporting our artists, the exhibition, and keeping our events free and open to the public. The DxD exhibition is part of NYC Open Data Week, a week-long series of events and workshops organized by our partners at the NYC Office of Technology and Innovation (OTI) and BetaNYC. DxD is funded, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).

Find out more and submit your proposal by going to:

Thank you,
Data Through Design