& IDENTITY; LANGUAGE & TERRITORY
CREATIVE LAB 1
The Lab is the first 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).
Liquid Geography is a SoMa research theme which questions
and explores contemporary perceptions of geography, territory and landscape.
Using the themes of 'Landscape & Identity; Language &
Territory', the Labs will 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. They will also examine how new technologies
might bridge a range of disciplines to make ideas and knowledge available
to diverse communities in different areas.
The first Lab aims to map out issues at the heart of
cross-sector collaboration between cultural and social organisations
- what each can learn from the other, and how creative partnerships
can be mutually beneficial.
Lab (on May 22nd) will begin the process
of planning a future programme of work based around the LI;LT themes.
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?
The Lab will be focussed on group discussions with several
short presentations by Professor Robin Mansell
(LSE), Pat Naldi (artist) and Gary
Introduction: Alice Angus, Giles
Lane & Gary Stewart
x 10-minute project demonstrations
Professor Robin Mansell (LSE)
Pat Naldi (artist)
Gary Stewart (INIVA)
what are the significant questions & issues relating to LI;LT
for artists/cultural organizations and civil society agencies?
floor debate on group feedback
eBooks & LI;LT commissions:
Alice Angus & Giles
what potential for collaborative outcomes can be imagined?
(coffee, tea & cakes available)
floor debate on group feedback
seminar drink at the Cantaloupe Bar & Grill,
Charlotte Road EC2
London School of Economics
Strategy Advisor, Mayor of London's Office
& Lecturer, University of East London
& AHRB Research Fellow, Royal College of Art
Researcher / Anthropologist
Fellow, University of Westminster
Dr Aaron Watson
University of Reading / Sand14
Freire Institute, Brazil
Development Officer for London Museums Archives and Libraries,
London Museums Agency
Alice Angus (project leader), Giles Lane & Katrina Jungnickel
Gary Stewart, Steve Ouditt, Rebecca Sinker & Graham O'Brien (INIVA).
& Identity; Language & Territory is a collaboration between
and inIVA as part of SoMa's LIQUID GEOGRAPHY