Data Justice Conference

The Data Justice Lab is organising a biennial series of conferences to explore current issues of data justice together with international scholars and practitioners. The next Data Justice Conference is coming up soon:

Collective Experiences in the Datafied Society 

Third international Data Justice conference

Conference2023 PosterDate: June 19-20, 2023
Location: Cardiff University in Cardiff, UK
and online, incl. live streams of plenary sessions and dedicated online sessions
Host: Data Justice Lab

This two-day conference explored impacts, lived experiences and forms of resistance in relation to datafication. Moving beyond individual impacts and responses, it investigated the collective dimension of datafication and community approaches to organising life in datafied societies. Hosted by the Data Justice Lab at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture (JOMEC), it brought together international scholars, practitioners, activists, and community groups to discuss the meaning and practice of social justice and collective experiences in a datafied society.

Speakers included Catherine D’Ignazio (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US), Mirca Madianou (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK), Carolina Botero Cabrera (Karisma, Colombia), Hamid Khan (Stop LAPD Spying Coalition, US), Donna Cormack (University of Otago) and Patrick Williams (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK).

Civic Participation in the Datafied Society

Date: 20-21 May, 2021
Location: Online
Host: Data Justice Lab, Cardiff University, UK

This conference brought together international scholars, practitioners, activists, and community groups to discuss the possibilities and challenges of civic participation in a datafied society. It was originally planned for May 2020 but was postponed and eventually moved online due to the pandemic. Over 1300 online participants registered for this conference.

Speakers included: Carly Kind (Ada Lovelace Institute), Mark Andrejevic (Monash University, Australia),  Natalie Fenton (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK), Rashida Richardson (Rutgers University, US), Tawana Petty (Data for Black Lives).

Data Justice

Date: 20-21 May, 2021
Location: Cardiff University
Host: Data Justice Lab, Cardiff University, UK

The first Data Justice conference took place on 21-22 May 2018. It brought together over 200 scholars and practitioners to discuss the implications of datafication for social justice and tto explore questions such as: How do we understand social justice in an age of datafication? In what way do initiatives around the globe address questions of data in relation to inequality, discrimination, power and control? What is the role of policy reform, technological design and activism? How do we understand and practice ‘data justice’? How does data justice relate to other justice concerns?

Speakers included: Anita Gurumurthy (IT for Change, India), David Lyon (Queen’s University, Canada), Rob Kitchin (Maynooth University, Ireland), Sasha Costanza-Chock (MIT Center for Civic Media, US), Seeta Peña Gangadharan (London School of Economics, UK), Solon Barocas (Cornell University, US and FAT/ML).

You can find more information about the conference here:

Call for Papers
Conference programme
Programme brochure (pdf)