& IDENTITY; LANGUAGE & TERRITORY
CREATIVE LAB 2
The Lab is the second of two events investigating collaborations between
the arts, academia and civil society organisations using new media and
technology. It forms part of SoMa's Liquid Geography research theme,
and is a partnership between Proboscis,
INIVA and MEDIA@LSE
(London School of Economics).
Using the themes of 'Landscape & Identity; Language & Territory', the
Labs explore how innovative use of new technologies can transform our
perception of other societies and cultures, territories and places,
and provide enabling tools which are a catalyst for the development
of new ideas.
The Labs provide an opportunity to examine how new technologies might
cross a range of disciplines to make ideas and knowledge available to
diverse communities in different areas.
OF THE EVENT
The first Lab initiated the process of mapping out the issues at the
heart of LI;LT
here (PDF format - 40k)].
Lab begins the process of exploring those issues in more detail, looking
at the area of Broadcast. The Lab will present the eBook
commissions for LI;LT as models for creative uses of technology.
- To develop
a context and think creatively about partnerships that could create
the basis for a longer-term programme of work in this area.
- To extend
understandings of the creative uses of broadcast technologies as a
catalyst for engagement with social issues.
- To identify
models of how creative uses of broadcast technologies by artists'
and designers' can act as bridges between cultural and civil society
agendas - and to demonstrate possible partnerships that could create
and deliver this.
The Lab will be focussed on group discussions with several short presentations
including Roshini Kempadoo,
Mohini Chandra, Gair
Dunlop and Andy Pratt.
The Lab will be moderated by Bruce Davis
of Deep Hanging Out Ltd.
The number of participants is limited to 25.
to the day
presentations: [LI;LT eBook artists commissions]
- Giles Lane
- Roshini Kempadoo
- Mohini Chandra
presentations:[LI;LT eBooks - models of practice]
- Andy Pratt
- Gair Dunlop
of afternoon activity
cakes & tea
floor discussion on the group feedback
up & Closing Remarks
seminar drink at The Pool Bar, Curtain Road
- How can partnerships between artists and Civil Society organisations
benefit people wishing to explore (through digital video, radio and
broadcast media) issues of language, identity and place?
How can cultural organisations support this kind of work?
- How can broad frameworks of meaning and cultural and educational
contexts be established in which individuals and communities are able
to create their own work? How can cultural organisations help frame
the context and give broader meaning to community media in exploring
perceptions of language,identity and place?
For instance, by breaking down the barriers between high culture (art)
and popular culture (TV and community media).
- Broadcast and communications media are, in most countries, highly
regulated by government and controlled by big business.
Can partnerships between cultural and civil society organisations
create alternative structures for access to and creation of non commercial
How might existing alternatives assist the development of partnerships?
Liquid Geography questions and explores contemporary
perceptions of geography, territory and landscape, at a point in time
when understandings of place and space are being redefined:
do we map and interpret of the shifting boundaries between the local
and the global?
are our visions and understandings of the landscape we inhabit created
and how do they affect the way we then alter the landscape to fit
do information communication technologies (ICTs) affect our perceptions
are our concepts of identity constructed and defined through our relationships
to landscape and territory? In what ways are languages tied to experiences
of the landscapes their speakers inhabit and what does this mean for
strategies of translation and communication?
are civil society organisations using ICTs beyond business management
and how are they experiencing their growing use? What costs (time
/ training / human etc) and constraints might ICTs impose on culture
and civil society organisations seeking to make collaborative creative
use of them?
can questions of difference and distinction/distinctiveness be articulated
in the liquid space of contemporary culture?
AIMS OF THE CREATIVE LABS
- to map
out an area of collaborative practice under the LI;LT theme that bridges
culture and society.
the basis for a programme of work
- to look
at digital communications technologies and their creative use by artists
and designers as a catalyst for engagement with social issues.
- to identify
partners and supporters for the programme of work.
- to create
a forum for development of ideas and partnerships through participatory
London School of Economics
& Lecturer, University of East London
& AHRB Research Fellow, Royal College
of Technology/Innovation, E-Envoy's Office
Strategy Advisor, Mayor of London's Office
in Residence, London School of Economics
Art at LSE, London School of Economics
Programme Manager, NESTA
For Ideas, Victoria College of Art,
Consultant, Deep Hanging Out Ltd
X-Space Gallery, C/PLEX
of the E-Envoy, Cabinet Office
Co-ordinator, The Wellcome Trust
Arts Unit, Arts Council of England
Scotia College of Art & Design
Polytechnic School of Art and Media,
Moderator: Bruce Davis. Bruce is a brand strategist who has consulted
to companies such as Electrolux, One2One,
Unilever and Barclays
on a range of branding and innovation projects. He now advises both
companies and communication agencies on how they can extend their
brand experience into the everyday lives of their customers in new
ways. In particular he has extensive experience of wireless technology
and its application as marketing medium.
Giles Lane, Alice Angus & Katrina Jungnickel (Proboscis)
Gary Stewart & Mahita El Bacha Urieta (inIVA)
& Identity; Language & Territory is a collaboration between
and inIVA as part of SoMa's LIQUID GEOGRAPHY