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Writing on Barcelona Digital. A collaboration with the photographer Gunnar Knechtel

Writing on Barcelona Digital. A collaboration with the photographer Gunnar KnechtelAs a complement to the dossier “Digital City”, photographer Gunnar Knetchel has produced the photographic series More than data, which explores the relationship between technology and information in the city.

The digital revolution goes hand in hand with the datification of the world and cities as major producers, managers and analysers of information. Data is the necessary raw material to understand an increasingly complex world.

In the photo series More than data, Gunnar Knechtel draws our gaze to an apparently mute city that questions us about why and how data should be gathered and stored, who should own data and the infrastructures that contain it, and who should benefit from the added value it provides. These and other questions form part of the construction of the social covenant on the limits of private action and the defence of what should be public.

Text and photo footers by Olga Subirós.

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