Data Play: Festival 2019

Design Informatics Pavilion, Data Lates and DI workshops 2019

The Design Informatics Pavilion is a pop-up exhibition space designed by biomorphis architects featuring a range of objects and experiences that invite you to step into the future. The exhibition will be interactive, mixing design with technology and exploring a number of themes aimed at provoking discussions on what it means to “design with data”. The Pavilion will feature work from the research centre, Design Informatics Masters students and Tesco Bank who have been collaborating with us on their Mercury project for the second year running.

This year’s Pavilion will stretch out into the new courtyard outside the Bayes Centre which is the University of Edinburgh’s Data-Driven Innovation Hub hosted by the College of Science and Engineering.

The Pavilion will be supplemented by our newly launched events and exhibition space- Inspace; a collaborative hub where data meets creativity. It’s a cultural space that connects and supports people around academic research, data and technology. Design Informatics will host a number of workshops in the space and also feature an after hours exhibition, Data Lates, of projection work across the windows of Inspace featuring work from Jake Elwes, Brightside Studios, Benjamin Bach, Asad Khan, Patricia Wu Wu, Dara Etefaghi, Pip Thornton and Ray Interactive.

For more details on each of the projects follow the links below.


Open daily 2- 26 August

Data Play- Bayes Centre Courtyard, 11am-6pm. Free entry

Data Lates- Inspace City Screen, Potterrow, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB, 9pm-4am. Free entry

Events- Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, EH8 9AB. Free entry but sign up is essential, see individual events for times


Exhibition Identity: Peak15

Architect: biomorphis

Design Informatics and the Pavilion is supported by Edinburgh College of Art and the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh and is part of the Fringe. Also thanks to EPSRC and Creative Informatics for their support.


Bayes Centre Courtyard and Inspace, Potterrow, Edinburgh, EH8 9BT