Join digital artist Lara Salinas to collaboratively visualise the rhythms of Loughborough market. You're invited to take an exploratory trip to the market and, equipped with GPS recording device, to document your experience - whatever that may be.
This workshop is designed to share your local knowledge by walking. You are invited to share the story of Loughborough market, starting with your footsteps, to produce a collaborative map. During the workshop you will be given a GPS recording device (a smartphone with MyTracks running). Then you will explore the market – maybe visiting your favourite places or searching for hidden gems– as the GPS device records your footsteps.
Upon your return, be ready to hand-draw your route on a blank map, and share your experience of the market. Throughout the day we will gather and share your stories consisting of GPS tracks, hand-drawn maps and multimedia documentation – using the hashtag #MapYourMarket.
The workshop is designed for a group of 15 participants. We will have 5 GPS recording devices available to use in small groups of 2-3. If you would like to use our own smartphone please download the following app in advance - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.maps.mytracks&hl=en_GBMyTracks
The workshop is designed for all ages but under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult. To borrow the GPS devices please bring with you a form of ID – either a passport, driving licence or bank card.
Lara Salinas is a practitioner and researcher with an interdisciplinary background in digital culture. Her current practice explores the production of hybrid physical-digital urban environments through creative and artistic interventions.
MapYourMarket is part of Market Town, a series of new commissions and critical debate that sets out to re-imagine the future of Loughborough’s high streets led by Radar, LU Arts and Charnwood Arts, in partnership with Love Loughborough and Charnwood borough Council. The programme is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
Image courtesy of William Murphy via Flickr
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LU Arts is Loughborough University's arts programme and offers staff, students and the wider community a range of arts activities to see, get involved in and enjoy.
Over the academic year LU Arts presents, in a variety of venues across campus, a series of live music and literature events by internationally recognised performers, companies and writers, National Theatre Live screenings and Radar, a programme of contemporary art commissions, talks and films themed around the research activity of the University.