“The “Psychogeographic Mapping of Mobility” is a hybrid of participatory urban research-, intervention- and performance-project. In this three week residency I want to critically analyze the physical and societal borders of the shared cityscape of Gàrcia – together in collective drifts in order to cross and expand these boundaries. The project will consist of two parts: 1. COLLECTIVE DÉRIVES and 2. a PARTICIPATORY-MAPPING-PLATFORM. The aim of this Situationist methodology is to investigate with a spatial focus and a broader sense of mobility within the social changes of neighbourhoods and surrounding”.

1. COLLECTIVE DÉRIVES

The Situationist notion of letting oneself float, playfully leads to a new perception of urban space. Each participant can spontaneously decide which direction the drift will take next. In formats of different lengths, from 3 to 6 hours, freedom of movement is tested in a city criss-crossed with in- ternal and external borders. The urban drifting workshop will happen three times, in groups of circa 10 people. The body, our most intimate barricade, recovers its expansive potential. It recovers space, breathes freely while walking, and negotiates its desires in interaction with others. These walking performances will be the basis of the following two parts of the project.

2. PARTICIPATORY MAPPING PLATFORM

In the playful, interactive and collective mapping-workshops residents will map invisible or hidden mobility phenomena of their neighborhood, Gàrcia. The basis for the map research, the COLLEC- TIVE DÉRIVES heighten the perception of the urban fabric, and with my practical input, critical car- tography. The participatory online-platform, developed together with Alsino Skowronnek (a critical mapping activist from Berlin), works as a spatial live-online-archive – visualising a collective and unconscious perspective of the neighbourhood.) The focus will be on three topics: Social mobil- ity (e.g. gentrification/migration), Mobility of economy (e.g. tourism/circulation of money), Virtual mobility (e.g. protest/dreams). The PARTICIPATORY MAPPING PLATFORM will work also on Smart- phones so people can live-map their city, while walking through and experience it.

3. CONFERENCE at the Goethe-Institut Barcelona,
07:00 p.m. 01.03.2018

“The new power of digital maps (WT) and presentation of the PARTICIPATORY MAPPING PLATFORM, Duration 45 minutes. In English.

COLLECTIVE DÉRIVES PLAN You must register
* WHAT DOES YOU NEED: comfortable footwear, the MP3 file sent to you in advance, either on your phone or your MP3 player; headphones, paper or notebook, pencil.

COLLECTIVE DÉRIVE- 1 (3 h)
Meeting point in Jiwar – Time: 17h – Date: Monday 05.03.2018

COLLECTIVE DÉRIVE-2 (4 h)
Meeting point at Jiwar – Time: 19h – Date : Friday 09.03.2018

COLLECTIVE DÉRIVE- 3 (6 h)
Meeting point in Jiwar – Time: 10h – Date: Saturday 17.03.2018

 

With the collaboration of Goethe-institution Barcelona     

     

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