Different Data Detroit (+Stockholm)

‘Different Data Detroit (+Stockholm).’ Mixed Media, 10′ x 20′, Installation/working view. Exhibition at Nordes 2015: Design Ecologies, Stockholm, Sweden, June 2015. With Patricio Davila, Daniel McCafferty, Rachele Riley, and Joshua Singer.

Different Data (DD) is a collaborative critical design research group, Rachele Riley, Dan McCafferty and Joshua Singer. We collect, manipulate, and display data in location-specific public environments. DD maps notions of place by revealing hidden, overlooked and silent narratives (and other aspects) of urban cultural ecologies, using unexpected and often poetic methods for generating and gathering data.

In June 2015, we 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 to realize a new iteration of the project by fusing data from the two cities and supposing unexpected connections. We created the project over the course of three days during the conference (June 7–11, 2015) on a 10 by 20 ft wall (covered with paper).


Different Data (research statement + overview)
Different Data Detroit
Different Data and DesignInquiry, December 2014
Different Data and DesignInquiry, October 2014

Different Data website (www.differentdata.net)


‘Different Data: Experimental Design Research for Mapping Cities,’ paper presentation by Rachele Riley and Joshua Singer at CUMULUS Milan 2015: The Virtuous Circle, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy. June 4, 2015.

Live interview (Rachele Riley and Joshua Singer) on EU Design Radio, Milan, Italy. June 5, 2014.