Citizens Data Agency is an exhibition of a fictional service provider proposing five speculative data support services.

Join us at Inspace to explore the Citizens Data Agency, an interactive exhibition showcasing the outcomes of a series of co-design workshops, part of a year-long research project which aims to spark conversations about the challenges people will face around data privacy in the future and what kinds of support services we might need.

Exhibition details

Friday 26th – Sunday 28th July 2024
10am-5pm daily
Inspace gallery

Opening Event

Thursday 25th July 2024
5 – 7pm
Free | Booking required


The Citizens Data Agency is a project by researchers in the Institute for Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh and seeks to explore what current and future data privacy support might look like for people from marginalised communities. We partnered with two community partners – Amina and Datakirk – who provide support for people from minority ethnic backgrounds. Through a series of participatory and co-design workshops the aim was to explore possible future speculative data support services designed around their experiences and needs.

Datakirk is an Edinburgh based social enterprise that aims to empower people from disadvantaged groups in the data economy by providing learner-centred training in data literacy and analytic skills.

Amina is a Scottish wide charity that empowers and supports Muslim and BME women by serving as a vital link between them and the barriers they face every day.

The project is funded by the UKRI National Research Centre on Privacy, Harm Reduction and Adversarial Influence Online (REPHRAIN) and Edinburgh Futures Institutes (EFI).

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