Different Data Detroit (+Stockholm)

2015 (June 7–11). With Joshua Singer and Daniel McCafferty at NORDES 2015: Design Ecologies in Stockholm, Sweden.

Different Data is a collaborative design research project by Rachele Riley, Dan McCafferty and Joshua Singer. We collect, manipulate, and display data in location-specific public environments. The project maps narratives of the city—layering data gathered from open datasets, historical maps, field-work, and ‘data’ generated through studio-based experiments. We are investigating notions of place and revealing hidden, overlooked and silent narratives, using unexpected and poetic methods.

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Rachele Riley
Joshua Singer
Daniel McCafferty

In June 2015, we (Rachele Riley, Joshua Singer, Dan McCafferty) traveled to Stockholm, Sweden to participate in the conference exhibition at NORDES 2015: Design Ecologies, held at Konstfack. We brought our experience from ‘Different Data Detroit‘ to Stockholm and created a new iteration of the Different Data project by working with data from the two cities and supposing connections. We worked on the project over the course of three days during the conference (June 7–11, 2015) on large sheets of paper hung on a 10 by 20 ft wall.


‘Maps, Tape, Video, Paper’
VCU School of Arts
The Depot
Richmond, VA
April 7–8, 2016

Thank you VCUarts and the Department of Graphic Design, especially David Shields, Anne Graves, Matt Charbonneau, and Teresa Ilnicki.

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Featured in VCU School of the Arts Studio magazine
May 2016