Pop-Up Landscapes at Leeds Festival of Design Activism, 2-4 July 09

June 22, 2009
teresa @ 10:55 am

Leeds Festival of Design Activism

Leeds School of Architecture,
Landscape and Design
Hepworth Point
Claypit Lane
Leeds LS2 8BQ, UK

Thur 2 July – Sat 4 July

Design Activism encompasses a wide range of real-life, socially and environmentally engaged actions. It includes processes that innovate forms of creative practice, providing models by which designers might work, or challenge existing conventions of design knowledge.

Teresa has been invited to take part in the round table discussions at the event as well as present as part of the festival’s ‘Practitioner Conference’, Thur 2 July.


Pop-Up Landscapes at the Pervasive Media Studio, 29 May 09, Bristol

May 14, 2009
teresa @ 10:20 am

Pop-Up Landscapes: Project Presentation and Seminar Event

29 May 2009. 10.00-19.00

Pervasive Media Studio, Bristol, Leadworks, Anchor Square, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5DB
Tel: +44 (0) 117 915 7234
Web: pmstudio.co.uk

Pop-Up Landscapes is an art and research project about survival and interdependency.
Within Pop-Up Landscapes survival and interdependency are explored through the creation of experiences, which communicate the relations between our individual landscapes and their inherent interdependency to our environs.

On the 29th May 2009 the Pop-Up Landscapes team will present the out comes of Phase 1 (October 2008-May 2009) of the project work. Joining the Pop-Up Landscapes team will be anthropologists, Dr. Simone Abram (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK), Gonçalo Velho (Instituto Politécnico de Tomar, Portugal) and architect Peter Tattersall (Helsinki, Finland) as well as members and residents of the Pervasive Media Lab, artist Duncan Speakman and researcher Dr. Constance Fleuriot.

The seminar and demonstration day will take Pop-Up Landscapes as its departure point. Drawing on the above practitioner’s locative art, media and research practices the day will focus on concepts, approaches and methods related to ideas of landscape, interdependency and survival.

If you would like to attend this seminar and presentation day, please book with Genevieve Brown, Pervasive Media Studio: genevieve@pmstudio.co.uk

Places are limited, so please book in advance. This event is open to the public and free.

Pop-Up Landscapes is funded by The Finnish Institute, London and the Instituto Politécnico de Tomar and produced in association with Polar Produce, UK and Hangar, Spain. Special thanks to FRAME, Finland, the Pervasive Media Studio and Watershed, UK.


10.00-10.30: Welcome and Introductions
10.30-11.30: Presentation of Pop-Up Landscapes: Progress to date
11.30-12.30: Duncan Speakman, PM Studio Resident, Artist Presentation on concepts of location, mobility, performance and sound
12.30-13.30: Lunch
13.30-14.30: Dr. Simone Abram: Lecture 1: Discussion on Landscape
14.30-15.30: Peter Tattersall, Finland: Presentation and Demo of Urban Wiki Planning
15.30-16.00: Break
16.00-17.00; Dr. Constance Fleuriot: mScape presentation and project findings
17.00-18.00: Gonçalo Velho: Lecture 2: Discussion on Landscape
18.00-19.00: Drinks

Invited Guests Biographies:

Duncan Speakman (UK): Duncan Speakman is an artist based in Bristol, UK. Originally trained as a sound engineer his work now examines how we use sound to locate ourselves in personal and political environments. Seeking out the poetics of the everyday, he creates socially relevant experiences that engage audiences emotionally and physically in public spaces. Alongside his art practice he is a senior lecturer in Media Practice at the University of the West of England and is currently developing site-responsive soundwalks, street games and pervasive theatre works. He has been exhibited internationally and in 2001 was awarded the Clark Trust Bursary for digital arts and has received critical acclaim for his videoblog, 29 fragile days. In 2007 he was peer advisor on the Almost Perfect locative media residency at Banff New Media Institute and since 2008 has been an artist in residence at the Pervasive Media Studio, Bristol.

Dr. Simone Abram (UK): Dr Simone Abram is Reader at the Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change. She is Secretary of the Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth and a Member of Council of the Royal Anthropological Institute. Her research interests encompass the anthropology of planning, tourism and sociology of science. She has done extensive ethnographic fieldwork in France (1991-2), England (1997) and Norway (2000), and has been a visiting fellow at the universities of Oslo and Gothenburg, and at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (Paris).

Dr. Constance Fleuriot (UK): Dr Constance Fleuriot is a Producer at the Pervasive Media Studio, working on public engagement and academic projects. As a Research Associate at Bristol University, Constance was one of the principal investigators on the Mobile Bristol Project investigating the social impact of emerging pervasive and mobile technologies. Since then she has been working as a freelance consultant in user research and locative media design, and facilitating location-based mixed-media projects with a variety of user communities. She worked on the development of the Futurelab createascape website, a resource for pupils and teachers on how to use HPlabs mscape software in an educational setting. She also has her own company called featherhouse.

Gonçalo Velho (PT): Gonçalo Leite Velho is lecturer in the Instituto Politécnico de Tomar and is currently finishing his PhD in Archaeology in Porto University Faculty of Arts. His PhD thesis centers on the problematics of the (re)construction of an monumental hill from the III-II millennium B.C. (Castelo Velho de Freixo de Numão). In his research he has explored the themes of landscape, time, architecture, GIS and 3D.

In the past years he has been part of several European projects. In this moment this involvement includes the projects: Trans-formations (a project involving the areas of Archaeology, Architecture, Landscape Studies and Fine Arts, directed to explore the concepts of techne and Poiesis in Landscape “Hervorbringen”, as a mean for sustain development), Travel in Europe (a MMOG with Heritage as main theme, and concentrated on the integration of new interfaces), Hallerstein (a project involving China, Slovenja and Austria centered on the XVIII century character of Hallerstein).

Young People’s Workshop: Escola EB 2+3 de Mação Agrupamento de Escolas Verde Horizonte, 24 Apr 09

April 24, 2009
teresa @ 10:45 pm

Pop-Up Landscapes Workshop: ITM, Mação, Portugal, 22 Apr 09

April 23, 2009
lok @ 11:57 am

Pop-Up Landscapes Workshop: ITM, Mação, Portugal, 22 Apr 09

lok @ 11:56 am

Pop-Up Landscapes Workshop: ITM, Mação, Portugal, 18 Apr 09

April 18, 2009
lok @ 7:15 pm

Pop-Up Landscapes Workshop: ITM, Mação, Portugal 18 Apr 09

lok @ 7:13 pm

Community Workshops, Mação, Portugal

April 16, 2009
teresa @ 7:18 pm

During our residency in Mação we will be hosting three community workshops on the themes of survival and communication.

Working with senior citizen’s, we will ask them to recall their memories of changes in the town, what has survived and what has been lost. This will be supported through archive photos of Mação and present day photos, taken from the same position. This will be used to discuss the senior citizens views and support them to select a series of their favorite sites in the town.

These accounts and the select sites will then be passed to the MA archeology students, who in their session will analyse the sites using their expertise and a set of guidelines, outlined by the Pop-Up Landscapes project.

Extending the senior citizen and the archeology students work the final session with primary school children will further extend what would survive and be communicated through these sites in future scenarios (2109).

Practically the sessions will focus on how visual expressions of a place – namely archival photos, various types of maps, present day digital panoramic views and snapshots, visual, anthropological and ethnographic analysis and future scenarios and impressions – can be used to capture a communities sense of what they see as the important elements that should survive in their area and what they have been happy to lose.

Senior Citizen Workshop
Date: 17.04.09
Where: Old Primary School, Mação
Time: 16.00-17.30
We would like to thank: Sra. Rodeigiues, Sra Matrins, Sr. Gaifáo, Sra.
Palmira, Sra. Odíla dos Santos Brás, Sr. Gasgar, Sra. Craveiro Pardal for their participation and to Anabela for hosting and administration support.

Archeology Student Workshop
Date: 22.04.09
Where: Museum, Mação
Time: 10-18.30

Primary Student Workshop
Date: 24. 04.09
Where: Old Primary School, Mação
Time: 09.00-12.30

Pop-Up Landscapes (0.2) Residency in Mação, Portugal, 14-27 April 09

April 9, 2009
teresa @ 10:09 pm

The Pop-Up Landscapes team will be the first artist’s in resident that the
Instituto Politécnico de Tomar, Archaeology Research Centre in the town of Mação, Portugal.

The residency will allow the team to carry out further public tests and development the installation, this time in a rural setting and work with the community in Mação.

Residency: 14-27 April 2009
Public opening and presentation: 24-27 April 2009

For further information contact on the public opening contact:
Museu de Arte Pré-Histórica e do Sagrado no Vale do Tejo
6120-750 Mação
Tel: 00351 241 571 477

Pop-Up Landscapes (0.2) at EME3: Collapse, CCCB, Barcelona 19-22 Mar 09

March 20, 2009
lok @ 12:44 pm

The 4th edition of the EME3: COLLAPSE architecture festival will gather, for a period of three days, intellectuals, artists, students and architecture professionals in order to think, experiment and debate about new scenarios that rise from collapse.

An architecture “market” will be installed in three different entities that are known for their part as the cultural motor of the city of Barcelona: CCCB (Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona), MACBA (Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona) and FAD (Foment de les Arts i del Disseny).

The Pop-Up Landscapes installation (0.2) will be presented as part of the “Market” exhibition (ground floor of CCCB).

When: MARCH 19 to 21
Where: CCCB, Raval, Barcelona
How Much: Free