The accessibility and storage of personal data is a hot topic in the 21st century and as the digital age renders information a commodity, TU Delft graduate Dermot Horgan proposes an interesting neighborhood concept for Amsterdam. As part of the final project for his masters, the creative builds the notion of a full-fledged Data Municipality.
As anxieties about personal information begin to rise in the digital age, Horgan attempts to return the power to the individual through fostering an aura of transparency through architecture. The designer foresees the Data Banks as central to his neighborhood concept. The idea is to view information as "an open-source resource" in the sense that "non-personal data must no longer be for the few, but for the many."
Hogan's neighborhood concept essentially puts forth the question of how data is stored.