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.
First, we will develop an open repository of budget data for the past few years. Then, using a project-based approach, we will develop a concept of a product or service targeted at selected groups of residents. The project will culminate with a visualisation of the city’s budget available for viewing online.
The task group will be led by Paulina Urbańska Medialab of Katowice, in collaboration with the creator of the city budget visualisation for 2016, Justyna Lauer of Katowice’s Academy of Fine Arts, and Katowice City Treasurer Danuta Kamińska.
Our task group is open to city officials, activists, NGO representatives, designers, programmers and all those interested in the functioning of the city and data exploration and visualisation.