The Exposing and Shaping Issues programme explores new forms of finding, creating and representing evidence by advocacy and activist groups and individuals. The project is made up of three main pillars:
Exposing The Invisible
The digital age has profoundly transformed the way people find and share information. The Internet is enabling collaboration between activists, hackers and journalists on an unprecedented scale. This has led to previously unimaginable possibilities in investigative reporting. People are newly empowered to uncover hidden information, expose corruption and bring the truth to light. Through a series of short films, Exposing the Invisible tells the personal stories of those working at the new frontiers of investigation. We explore their tools and methods and learn how they manage the risks of information activism. The project also offers a range of resources to help activists protect themselves and their work.
Visualising Information for Advocacy
Visualising Information for Advocacy is a book about how advocates and activists use visual elements in their campaigns. This 160-page guide features nearly 50 case studies from around the world to provide an introduction to understanding visual information and a framework for using images for influence. The book is available for free as a downloadable PDF or you can buy your own copy on visualisingadvocacy.org. The website also comes along with reviews of visualisation tools, tips on working with data and a blog with notes on data and design. Visualising Information for Advocacy is currently being translated into Arabic, Spanish and Russian, so stay tuned!
The Art of Visual Persuasion
How are images manipulated in the public sphere? How do issues get visually signposted whether positively or negatively? These are two of the questions we will be exploring in the coming year through practice-based research.
Xyz [key project]
A platform for critical debate around technology with a gender perspective
Gendersec training curricula
A holistic and feminist perspective on privacy and digital security trainings.
Citizen investigation toolkit residency 2018
A residency in Montenegro to make a toolkit on evidence-gathering for those passionate about digital and non-digital investigations.
Efficiency and madness
An essay exploring the concept of technofixes - the use of data and technology to solve social, environmental and political problems.
Data investigation camp 2017
The Data Investigation Camp was held in Perast, Montenegro between the 20th and 24th of July 2017.
Exposing the invisible [key project]
Exposing the Invisible Film Series
An informal space for activists, technologists, artists and researchers to present their works-in-progress.
Visualising information for advocacy
Visualising Information for Advocacy
Women's rights campaigning info-activism toolkit
Women's Rights Campaigning Info-activism Toolkit
How we develop guides
Case study contributed to the book Agents of Alternatives (2015)
Chapter contributed to the book "Diversity & Design: understanding the Hidden Consequences" (2014)
Tactical Tech's Creative Agency for Advocacy.
The info-activism how-to guide
Info-Activism How-to Guide
Why are houses collapsing in egypt?
Why are houses collapsing in Egypt?
Info-activism camp 2013
Evidence and influence micro-magazine
4 issues compiling multimedia stories about and by the participants at Tactical Tech's Info-Activism Camp 2013.
10 tactics unstitched
10 Tactics Unstitched grew out of our original film and deck of cards, illustrating the concepts and practices of information-activism.
Drawing by numbers
Drawing by Numbers
10 tactics remixed
Ten Tactics Remixed
Sex worker voices
Sex Worker Voices
The land matrix
The Land Matrix
Arabic info-activism cards
Ten Tactics: Cards in Arabic
Products of slavery
Products of Slavery
Exploring the issue of e-waste in Delhi.
Visualising women's rights in the arab world
Visualising Women's Rights in the Arab World
Maps for advocacy
Maps for Advocacy
Info-activism camp 2009
The Info-Activism Camp was held in Bangalore, India between the 19th and 25th of February 2009
The 10 Tactics project was launched in 2009 with a film on how digital technologies can be used to create meaningful change.
Source camps: 2003-2009
From 2005 to 2009 we co-hosted seven Source Camps in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe, based on our Source Camp methodology published in 2003.
Mobiles in-a-box was a toolkit published in 2008, designed to help advocacy organisations use mobile technology in their work.
The quick 'n easy guide to online advocacy
An introduction to online services that were quick to use and easy to understand. Published in 2008.
The original in-a-box series of toolkits, including the Base, Audio Visual, Security, and Open Publishing editions. Launched in 2003.
Tools and tactics for communicating your cause. Released in 2008.
Source camp replication materials
A detailed methodology for running Source Camps, focused on promoting the use of free and open source software for non-profits. Published in 2003.