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

May 14, 2009
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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).