The DATA LAB is a forum for collaborative co-creation and experimentation with diverse forms of doing and communicating academic knowledge.

 We meet across disciplinary, institutional and career-stage boundaries to inspire informal scholarly conversations, share experience, experiment, talk, learn together, and develop critical approaches to themes that concern the politics of “data” and of digital technologies in our scholarly practice.

The DATA LAB aims to facilitate new conversations and collaborations and will evolve in through ideas and suggested themes from the participants in workshops. The informal workshop format complements the existing traditional seminar groups and text focused work and allows for new ways to be creative, explorative and playful within academia. We cover a broad variety of contexts such as, but not limited to, everyday life, the production of knowledge and culture, urban governance, health, environmental and energy politics, or warfare.

We are inspired by STS, feminist technoscience, media studies, anthropology, philosophy of technology, critical data studies, visualization research, the digital humanities, digital sociology and related fields.


Mondays or Wednesdays, 3-4 times per term, starting from Spring 2023

Upcoming workshops

"Vocabularies for Thinking with Data", workshop with Tema's DataLab

Join us for a DataLab session where we'll discuss the impact of digitalisation and datafication on our language and vocabulary. Explore the evolution of buzzwords and terms like "smart," "AI," and "cloud," and consider the importance of terminology in shaping our understanding of digital issues. Led by Julia Velkova and Ericka Johnson. Everyone is welcome and there will be fika. Register by Feb. 28 to

Start 06 March 2024, 1.15 pm
End 06 March 2024, 3.00 pm
Location Universitetsklubben, floor 2, Vallfarten, Campus Valla
Contacts Satenik Sargsyan

"Machinic landscapes: Art practices at the intersection of machinic logic and natural forms", seminar with Dr Lila Lee-Morrison

Welcome to the hybrid seminar with Dr Lila Lee-Morrison (Lund University), organised by Tema Culture and Society, in collaboration with The Eco- and Bioart Lab and Data Lab at the Department of Thematic Studies. Language is English. Pre-registration is not required.

Start 15 April 2024, 1.15 pm
End 15 April 2024, 3.00 pm
Location Tvärsnittet, Kopparhammaren 2, Campus Norrköping, and Zoom
Contacts Marietta Radomska