Medialab Prado


Visualizar'09: Call for Collaborators

Call for collaborations in the Advanced Workshop for Project Development Visualizar'09: Public data, data in public workshop (November 12-27, 2009). Collaborators will participate in the production of selected projects aiming to visualize data in order to favor of the public processes of decision-making and government. Call open through November 11, 2009.

> Seminar Programme (November 12 y 13) 


Image: Visualizar'07 workshop

Medialab-Prado Publishes a call for all those interested in participating in VISUALIZAR'09: Public data, data in public (November 12-27, 2009) as a collaborator in one of the workgroups that will develop the selected projects.

The collaborator is basic in the planning and development of the workshops at Medialab-Prado, thus these are conceived as spaces for collaborative work, knowledge exchange and theoretical and practical training. It is an environment in which there is a horizontal relationship among professors, developers and the collaborators.

According to its field of interest, each collaborator can be part of the development team in more than one of the selected proposals bringing his/her knowledge and ideas to the workgroup and, at the same time, learning from the group and the teachers (Ben Cerveny from Stamen), Aaron Koblin and Manuel Lima, with the support of Bestiario).

As it is specified in the rules, the names of the collaborators will appear in the project’s credits. Also, Medialab-Prado will give a document certifying the participation in the workshop to all the participants that request it. 

The workhop runs every day from November 12 through 27 on the following schedule:
Monday to Friday: 10 am to 8 pm
Saturdays: 11 am to 8 pm
Sundays: 11 am to 3 pm


If you are interested, fill the form that you will find below and send it before November 11, 2009 (see guidelines below).

If you have any questions, please check our frequently asked questions (faq) or write to visualizar (at)



For residents out of Madrid, Medialab-Prado will cover for the stay of a limited number of participants at the Albergue Juvenil Mejía Lequerica (download pdf) during the dates of the celebration of the workshop. Each space will be assigned by order of inscription and in writing. Therefore, signing in as a collaborator does not necessarily guarantee that you have a place in the Hostel. Don’t forget to indicate in the form the dates of your stay (Maximum stay: Arrive November 11, depart November 28, 2009), and Medialab-Prado will get in touch with you for a final reservation. The last day to confirm the dates of your stay is Friday, November 6, 2009. 

Medialab-Prado does not cover traveling nor other expenses during the stay.


Appointment of participants in the workshop

Since there is no selection process for collaborators, all received inscriptions will be accepted until capacity is filled.  Once you have submitted the form, you will receive an automatic mail confirmation informing that your data has been successfully received, which means that you have already earned participation in the workshop.



Each working team will start its training through Visualizar'09 Forum, where the interested participants will be able to contact the project’s authors and all the collaborators and raise a questions, make comments and discuss about other forms of collaborations. Groups will be completed during the Project’s initial presentation on the workshop’s first day.

Guidelines to complete the form

  1. In the area “Comments” you should indicate:
    · Availability to participate in the workshop (a strong commitment is recommended since it is an intensive workshop).
    · Title of the Project in which you would like to participate. We recommend you to participate in the Forum in order to contact the author and the other collaborators before the workshop.
  2. Accommodation: Shared Rooms (4-6 people), breakfast included. Limited spaces. Each space is given through rigorous order of inscription. Maximum stay: Arrive November 11, depart November 28, 2009.

With the support of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology - Ministry of Science and Innovation (FECYT - Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación)
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