DAT0 P0R LIEBRE | How many are they?

07 / 2016

The results
The exhibition of results of DAT0 P0R LIEBRE the laboratory “How many?” launched in the Foundation Gilberto Alzate Avendaño, one of the most important centres of art and culture in Bogotá. A tour with Collective Reactante, La Loma and the authors of the projects opened the exhibition 27th of July 2016.

Mobile postcards
Carolina Silva Lurduy
Data is the product of a study or a count of a sample or interpretation of a configuration or a look; they are a narrative.  Behind data are the voices of different subjects (individuals – institutions). The piece brings two points of view of the data into a dialogue, translates them and converts them into a narrative through audio and visual media.
* This sound piece collects the stories of some street vendors, about their relocation, the support of district government, the assistance of the institutions responsible for the formalization of their professions and their own political positions on the issue.

Potales Ambulantes

Tension exercises
Bibiana Ibarra
Diana Blanco Ramírez
Juan Torneros
According to the information found in the media, “street vendors are a social problem” with multiple causes. The interaction of the various social actors causes tensions due to their different interests. At the center of the problem is the street vendor as the illegitimate nature of their work creates tensions with institutions and the community. The media is the source for the documentation on the subject.

Ask yourself and enjoy
Leonardo Ramírez Ordóñez
Carolina Silva Lurduy
The “chaza” (selling cart) and its sweets are representative elements of street vendors. This piece becomes a receptacle for different questions generated during laboratory sessions, addressing the phenomenon of street and informal sales in the city, a means by which participants could analyze this problem. Taking a sweet, asking a question and contributing to this discussion will make you a part of this exercise of data visualization.

Fickle. Where is the data?
Leonardo Ramírez Ordóñez
A simulation of laboratory space as an analogy for the impossibility of open access to data. It is an exercise in humanizing numbers in to create a portrayal of the street vendor; to understand and clarify the street vendor phenomenon, what causes it and how it affects us as citizens. For that, data access is required but the path to that data is unknown, unclear and bureaucratic. In this space, the data is generated directly.

Narrative threads
Alexander Zambrano Salazar
Luisa Ciro
The narrative threads are used to create joins between elements which otherwise seem to be disparate; time, characters and stories come together upon connecting nodal points. The logic of the narrative is a mixture between imagination and experience mediated by interests. Can political and media discourses tell a complete story on a specific population?

Do you hear the people sing? (annex)
Andrés Barrios
The thesis of this project is that the prevalent discourse on informal work in the media tends to criminalize the ‘street vendor’ actor by linking it with the mafias abuse of the urban space of Bogota; breaking local recovery policy of public space.
It is also a critical view of the role of the media, an approach to public space as a stage for individual learning in relation to new models of citizenship in times of peace and reconciliation proposed.

Carlos Ramos
One strategy of city government to formalize street vendors is the allocation of decent work spaces, but are these spaces enough? If defense of public space and the right to work are equally important under the law, how many physical spaces should the government adapt for the entire floating population that is growing daily? Is the solution of these spaces really effective?