Participants of this workshop will have the opportunity to explore their relationships between place, personal perception and the digital; enacted through a psychogeographic journey of Greenwich Maritime.

When: Sunday 31 Aug 2014
Venue
: QM368, Queen Mary Court
Duration: 3 hours
Time: 11.30am – 14.30
Workshop presenters: 
Nickie Hirst, Stacey Pitsillides
Practical requirements:
Workshop is intended for 10-12 participants. BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW, at the bottom of the page

Abstract
Either openly and actively, or in subtle, subliminal ways, the city talks to us. The city is dense and complex with many infrastructures and systems working together. It is an environment of continuous negotiation and navigation, based on codes of behaviour and basic human laws of cohabitation. It is a delicate and dynamic balance relentlessly adapting and renewing.

Keywords
 Data, place, personal perception and the digital, psychogeographic journey, Greenwich maritime

Summary

Designers have always had an important role in the city. When done well their work is seamless, enhancing clarity, promoting civility and engagement. They involve people and maintain the open and subliminal codes of practice and stimulate the flow of communication. Big data has augmented this understanding of space. With potential to make the invisible visible, the past present, and our engagement with spaces active and involved. There is now the opportunity for users of every level to critically consider what these new layers mean for them and what kind of relationships we want with the world around us. With information being constantly fed from data streams and open sources to form new digital terrain layers, design as an industry is uniquely placed to make meaning out of these layers. We need to find new visual languages, data translations and synesthetic experiences to help us understand our new territories.

Workshop is intended for 10- 12 participants. BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW, Register with an easy and fast way – Eventbrite