Do you know the amount of public spending on culture in Katowice? Has the city’s budget increased in recent years? How does it compare with other Polish cities? How to make it comprehensible to the public? Medialab’s new task force has taken on the challenge to visualise Katowice’s budget.
What did Kościuszko Street once look like? What were the shop signs like? When was the city’s first tram line opened? What were the living conditions of C19th Katowice townspeople? Using digital tools and new narrative forms, we present a micro-story of what was once one of Katowice’s most glamorous and vibrant streets.
Medialab Katowice is an experimental project combining creative, research and education activities. Participants of interdisciplinary projects placing themselves at the intersection of art, design and technology use digital media to research the city and create new narratives for Katowice. The project involves workshops, interventions in public space, exhibitions, lectures and discussions. There are also several workgroups focused on areas of city data visualisation, spatial analysis (MapLab), and the Arduino platform (SensLab).