We Are Data focuses on the complexities of data and technology – and how to deal with them. The project brought together artists from Egypt and the Netherlands for a seven-month fellowship. During this period, Cairotronica and IMPAKT organized talks, presentations, interviews, exhibitions, screenings and a series of workshops for the artists. During the workshops, the artists received training and mentorship to develop their projects. In the web project, We Are Data, we present all the projects by the Egyptian artists. The web project also included exclusive talks by international experts in the fields of arts, social sciences and technology, to discuss with us the pressing issues related to data. We Are Data is a partnership between Cairotronica and IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture] with the support of the Creative Industries Fund NL and the Arab Studies Institute (ASI). The project is curated by Ghalia Elsrakbi (Cairotronica), Nada Bakr (Cairotronica) and Arjon Dunnewind (IMPAKT).
We Are Data – Fellows
Ahmed Aiuby (EG), Ahmed Soleman (EG), Imane Ibrahim (EG), Mona Makhlouf (EG), Sabah Elhadid (EG), Shadwa Ali (EG)
Click on the website link above to learn more about the 6 Egyptian fellows and their exploratory projects that they developed during their 7 month fellowship.
We Are Data – Experts & Mentors
Mentors: Sabrina Verhage (NL), Jeroen van Loon (NL), Coralie Vogelaar (NL); Experts: Alya AlQarni & Sara Khaled (SA), Areej Mawasi (PS), Evgeny Morozov (BY), Morehshin Allahyari (IR/US), Miriam Rasch (NL), Nagla Rizk (EG)
Click on the website link above to hear more the curated list of experts we engaged to give talks and reflect on 4 main themes relating to data.
Project Curators: Ghalia Elsrakbi (Cairotronica), Nada Bakr (Cairotronica), Arjon Dunnewind (IMPAKT) Fellows: Imane Ibrahim, Sabah Elhadid, Ahmed Soleman, Shadwa Ali, Mona Makhlouf, Ahmed Aiuby Mentors: Sabrina Verhage, Coralie Vogelaar, Jeroen van Loon
Speakers (as of July ’21): Alya AlQarni & Sara Khaled, Areej Mawasi, Evgeny Morozov, Morehshin Allahyari, Miriam Rasch, Nagla Rizk