SWCTN Data Showcase 2021

Data Showcase 2021 - Illustration by Camille Aubry

MARCH 26 – 09:00 – 17:00

Come with us on a journey through the weird and wonderful world of data. 

As the South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN) completes our Year of Data, we invite you to join us online for a day of celebration. We’re creating an inspiring space for all to share new and challenging ideas in the world of data, alongside exploring thinking around inclusive futures, business development and new forms of investment for the creative industries.

In 2020 SWCTN had the pleasure of welcoming 24 new fellows into the SWCTN network to explore the theme of Data. Data is vibrant, ever-changing and limitless in its scope, delving into this expansive subject our cohort has explored questions around data rights and privacy, inclusion and data bias, data and the climate crisis, in a fellowship that was run entirely in the online space for the first time. 

In December SWCTN commissioned eight prototyping teams to make original products and services combining data and creative technologies. These are brand new businesses grappling with the themes of the future: inclusion, data bias, the new green economies and how data might, after all, improve and empower our lives. 

illustration of a pair of legs running, the top half of the figure is covered with circles, squares and triangles in pink, purple and green
Data Showcase 2021 – Illustration by Camille Aubry

Our SWCTN Data Showcase celebrates the work of the Data cohort and more. We’ve risen to the challenges of lockdown by creating a showcase in the online world. Just as we created online spaces during our fellowships for collaboration and reflection, so we hope our Data Showcase will be a unique space to test big ideas and to platform new, diverse voices.

we will be releasing the full programme shortly so stay tuned!


We want this event to be as inclusive and accessible as possible. We will be providing BSL interpretation on talks, plus captioning on pre-recorded material, as well as live captioning on all events throughout the day. If you have any additional questions regarding access for the day, please contact Producer Katherine on katherine@kaleider.com.