June 24 - 29, 2018
A laboratory about network topology, tracking forensics, metadata analysis, and browsing surveillance.

Trespassing the Dara Factory is a 5-day program led by Vladan Joler and the Share Lab, held at the CCCB Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona. Together we will perform a data-driven investigation, a process based on collecting, analyzing and visualizing large data sets for the purpose of creating a story.

In a networked society data and infrastructures are sources of power, both material and immaterial, and yet they are hard to track down, materialize, understand, or even perceive in their magnitude. In particular, the opacity with which most of the contemporary internet is constructed and described provokes uncertainty and, as it has become apparent in the last couple of years, it builds up new forms of inequality.

And yet, in such an opaque and complex scenario paths can be found. Patterns and traces can turn into stories. Single specimens may become samples for new ways of representing this world, and possibly contribute to change it.


Learning and making

The aim of this camp-lab is two-fold: on one side, providing relevant information about tools, strategies, observation tactics and -why not- revealing anecdotes. On the other side, developing new or existing ideas through an active exchange between participants, including the faculty and facilitators.


  • DAY ONE : Network Topology and Tracking Forensics
  • DAY TWO : Email Metadata Analysis (Do-It-Yourself NSA)
  • DAY THREE : Browsing Surveillance
  • DAY FOUR : Mapping Information Warfare
  • DAY FIVE : Investigating Corporate Black Boxes


Share Lab (Vladan Joler, Andrej Petrovski, Olivia Solís), a research team based in Yugoslavia, is a research and data investigation lab whose mission is exploring the technical aspects at the intersections between technology and society. In fact, the “highways” of the electronic frontier are rather the invisible roads and the deep waters of information flows. Share Labs set out to understand the new, emerging forms of threats to privacy, network neutrality and ultimately democracy itself.



In collaboration with Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB)

In the framework of the European project The New Networked Normal (NNN)
co-funded by the European Union’s Creative Europe program


Supported by The Culture Institute of Barcelona City Council



Technical partner


  • This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.