Data, the New Black Gold
Data has become the world's most valuable resource. 'Data, the New Black Gold' explores how data has materialised in the West African landscape and the spatial consequences of its production, consumption and storage.
This project is set in two West African cities: Lagos, Nigeria and Freetown, Sierra Leone. The project highlights the biases and conflicts of data consumption and the tensions between government, private corporations and citizens.
The aim of the project is to explore how data could be utilised to give restitution to citizens during this time of technological investments and developments from overseas.
The representation of the project uses data leaks and technological glitches of data collection to emphasise the conflicts of digital infrastructure. The technological glitches are used to question the disconnect of technology to the reality of the landscape.