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DB(e)STATE: ROADMAP A. Strategies for understanding housing data infrastructures - Idenify forms of standardisation such as: - Any form used in etstate regen. - Bills/statements such as service charges or rent requests - Tenacy/ownership agreements: Leasehold, freehold, Secure tenant, temporary tenant - Freedom of information requests: - Request list of all housing databases - Request forms used to collate data for those databases - Use them as a way to ask questions of council officers - Social hacking: - Locate expertise (resident, legal, financial, journalist, academic, technical, Local authority, governmental) - Pretend to be ‘The Council’’ - Ask a contractor how they are managed by repairs managment systems. - Ask call centre staff to describe the forms they are using. - Tea and cake: Speak to a group of homeowners to go over a service charge bills. - Tea and cake: Speak to a group of tenants to explain how they pay housing bills - Outside workshop - Housing data workshop: Resident, Legal, Academic experts - Mapping people: - Council officer roles. - Ward councillors. - Contractors: maintanence and repairs - Contractors: regeneration consultation, design, build - Map permissions/rights in relation to data: - Leaseholders can… - Tenants can… - Ward councillors can… - All residents can… - Any citizen can… - Contractors can… - Surveyors can… - Reporters can… - Lawyers can… - TRA’s can… - Timelines: - Database systems used. - Legislation. - The regeneration process. B. Techniques for parsing & collating data - Optical character recognition - Download cabinet reports - Existing software C. Techniques for thinking through housing data / revealing infrastructures - Video - Table cloth - Tent - Bin statistics - An shadow housing database - Leaseholder form