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Data Relations Summer School

16 February 2023 - 20 February 2023

Data Relations Summer School

Taking the exhibition Data Relations as a point of departure, Data Relations Summer School comprises a series of experimental workshops, discussions, performances and talks at ACCA and other venues, with an emphasis on pedagogy and the sharing of ideas. Presenters and participants will come together to respond to critical and creative approaches to questions regarding data relations.


Featuring the exhibiting artists, alongside invited guest artists, researchers, and critical technologists. Speakers include:

  • Mark Andrejevic (Monash University & ADM+S, Australia)
  • Zach Blas (exhibiting artist, University of Toronto, Canada)
  • Tega Brain (exhibiting artist, New York University, USA)
  • Sean Dockray (exhibiting artist, Australian National University, Australia)
  • Uzma Falak (Capture All artist, University of Heidelberg, Germany)
  • Shareeka Helaluddin (Capture All artist, Australia)
  • Jenny Kennedy (RMIT University & ADM+S, Australia)
  • Sam Lavigne (exhibiting artist, University of Texas, USA)
  • Lauren Lee McCarthy (exhibiting artist, UCLA Design Media Arts, USA)
  • Laura McLean (Capture All curator, Liquid Architecture, Monash University & ADM+S, Australia)
  • Chris O’Neill (Monash University & ADM+S, Australia) / Automated Vision Reading Group
  • Mimi Ọnụọha (exhibiting artist, USA)
  • James Parker (exhibiting artist, Melbourne Law School, Australia)
  • Mehak Sawhney (Capture All curator & artist, Sarai & McGill University, Canada)
  • Thao Phan (Monash University & ADM+S, Australia)
  • Michael Richardson (UNSW Sydney, Australia)
  • Tom Smith (Capture All artist, RMIT, Australia)
  • Joel Sherwood Spring (Capture All artist, Wiradjuri)
  • Matthew Spisbah (Independent Curator)
  • Joel Stern (exhibiting artist, RMIT & ADM+S, Australia)
  • Winnie Soon (exhibiting artist, Aarhus University, Denmark)
  • Suvani Suri (Capture All curator & artist, Sarai, India)
  • Aasma Tulika (Capture All artist, India)


ACCA encourages artists, researchers, students, writers, critics and enthusiasts interested in data relations to apply for the Summer School. The program offers a platform for discussion, collaboration, knowledge sharing and exchange. EOIs are encouraged from both creative and/or technological perspectives.

Data Relations Summer School will have limited capacity and selection will consider the diversity of age, gender, ability, cultural and disciplinary background to expand the ways art and data may intersect in the everyday. The selection process will prioritise access and inclusion, and the program will cater to participants of all abilities.


Data Relations Summer School runs from Thursday 16 – Monday 20 February (excluding Sunday 19 February). Each day comprises an afternoon session between 12– 4pm incorporating discussions, workshops and talks, complimented by optional evening events hosted at ACCA that will be open to the general public.

Participants will form a cohort and attend all sessions. The Summer School requires a significant time commitment and ongoing participation in discussions and workshops over the four days.


Data Relations Summer School is curated by the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) in collaboration with ADM+S Associate Investigator Dr Joel Stern and presented with the support of The Ian Potter Foundation, ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S), RMIT University’s School of Media and Communication, University of Melbourne, Australian Research Council (ARC), Capture All with Liquid Architecture x Sarai, ACMI and UNSW Sydney.


Please contact the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) on +61 3 9697 9999 if you have any questions about the Data Relations Summer School.


16 February 2023
20 February 2023
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Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)
111 Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3006
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