Locative media, climate change and (im)mobility during the COVID19 pandemic

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Join us for a free one day online workshop on the theme of locative media, climate change and (im)mobility during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Locative media, climate change and (im)mobility during the Covid-19 pandemic: exploring collaborative spatial narratives in the arts and education

*This event will take place online using Zoom. Participants will be sent an invite code and instructions on how to participate once they have signed up*


Locative media has long been used to put stories on the map; both as a form of arts practice and as a way of learning about the important spatial dimensions of storytelling and personal experiences. In recent years, the technology has been used foster creative and collaborative exchanges about the importance of location in relation to locally-global events such as climate change, migration, and most recently Covid-19.

In this workshop we invite participants to join us for a day of online discussion and exchange to kick off a British Academy / Leverhulme funded research project that will explore the possibilities of using locative media as an educational tool for documenting and understanding the locally-global relations around the theme of (im)mobility and climate change during the pandemic. We aim to get a sense of how locative media is already being used, how it could be used, and where its limitations are, in bringing people’s stories of climate change and migration together on a map and app.

For this introductory workshop, where we have broader interest in locative media and how it is being used to represent and bring to attention climate change and (im)mobilities of all kinds during the pandemic, we invite participants to share their expertise in environmental sciences and global migration and their experiences of using locative media in their respective fields. Cumulatively, participants of the workshop will aid in the design for an online locative media summer school in July 2020, which will be produced in collaboration with the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London, and the CGeomap collective.

Additional Participation

Participants are also invited to partake in an interactive game - the Supercluster Game designed by Fred Adam (CGeomap). For those that want to join us for this section, please sign up here: https://supercluster.eu/events/game/

Note: places for the game are limited


09:00 - 09:20: Welcome & introduction (Mike Duggan, King’s College London)

09:20 – 09:40: Geert Vermeire (Made of Walking / Walk Listen Create / CGeomap)

09:40 – 10:00: Fred Adam (GPS Museum / CGeomap)

10:00 – 10:20: Didem Özkul (UCL)

10:20 – 10:40: Sam Hind (University of Siegen)

10:40 – 11:00: Giada Peterle (University of Padua)

11:00 – 11:10: BREAK

11:10 - 11:30: Josh Kopeček (Echoes)

11:30 – 11:50: Verónica Perales Blanco (University of Murcia)

11:50 – 12:10: Ricardo Climent (University of Manchester)

12:10 – 13:00: LUNCH BREAK

13:00 – 14:15: Locative Media Game (Fred Adam, GPS Museum / CGeomap)

14:15 – 14:30: BREAK

14:30 – 14:50: Francesca Panetta (MIT / Corona Virus Diaries)

14:50 – 15:10: Halsey Burgund (Roundware / Corona Virus Diaries)

15:10 – 15:30: Rich Blundell (Oika)

15:30 – 15:50: Julie Poitras Santos (ICA at MECA)

15:50 – 16:00: BREAK

16:00 – 17:00: General discussion about future of locative media in arts and education

17:00 - 17:15: Wrap up and closing remarks (Mike, Geert & Fred)

If you have any questions about the event, please contact the organiser using the following email address: michael.duggan@kcl.ac.uk

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