Close to the M-50, one of Madrid’s motorways, the shanty town of La Cañada Real stretches for 15km along the municipalities of Rivas-Vaciamadrid, Coslada and Madrid itself. Barely 20 minutes away from Madrid’s city center, it is the largest informal settlement in Europe. Whether it be the drug cartels in…

This article is part 2 of a two-part series I’m writing about Higher Education, data and surveillance. Part 1 details instances of surveillance on campus and on online spaces. Part 2 discusses our increased dependency on data to drive education programmes.

During lockdown and social-distancing, students, academic staff and Higher…

In the span of a few days, universities across the globe shifted to delivering their courses entirely online. Whether it’d be in the form of a Teams seminar, or watching your professor give a lecture through Zoom, the adaptability of both staff members and students to learning through digital channels…

Victoria Verdesoto

Anthropology student. Spain/UK.

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