• exploring new forms

  • of creating and learning

  • with Locative Media

  • in the light of locally-globally issues

  • encouraging local and global joined-up-thinking

  • supercluster.eu

    collaborative creation and Locative Media practice

    We explore new forms of creating and learning with locative media in the light of locally-globally issues, our planetary crises and forces of global change, encouraging local and global joined-up-thinking.

Locative Media Supercluster

Collaborative meeting grounds for locative media in the XXI century

Locative Media

"activating stories and knowledge of people about and in their places, to be heard, seen and understood through the place itself and not only through words".

  • Locative media is augmented reality outdoors . It blends being in real places with storytelling and information or knowledge about the place, just by walking around with a mobile phone or via an interactive map.

  • Locative media allow us to root with place and nature, creating new experiences to listen and to see, to resonate with and to feel our planet, its space, its time and its beings.

  • It is easy to learn and practice via our online platform and via our community, without any technical knowledge.

Courses

"world leading scholars and experts in the fields of ecology, humanities, sciences and arts, next to local and indigineous people, to enrich horizontal and group creation processes with collaborative thinking about our planet"

  • Commissioned or co-coordinated by educational institutions, we organize up online courses around the world. In 2020 the Earthlings Summer School at King's College London, and in 2021 the Meeting of the Waters Spring School at the University of Canberra.
  • These courses match 36 participants of a variety of disciplines. In teams of 6 they think together about local-global topics of crises, and work on a collective locative project, in their place and community, guided by leading experts, scholars, renowned artists, and by local and native experts.
  • The courses are open to everybody with a deep interest in place, community, nature and the earth, without the need for previous technical knowledge.
  • It is easy to learn and practice via our online platform and via our community, without any technical knowledge.
    A new course can be commissioned and coordinated together with Supercluster, we create solutions based on your needs in any size or format.

Workshops

"world leading scholars and experts in the fields of ecology, humanities, sciences and arts, next to local and indigineous people, to enrich horizontal and group creation processes with collaborative thinking about our planet"

  • Commissioned or co-coordinated by educational and cultural partners we organized online or hybrid workshops for the University of Sao Paulo, the !Musica¡ Festival in Sao Paulo (Brazil), for the British Library in London (UK), for the Urban Tree Festival (UK), for the Analogio Festival in Athens, the Walking Arts Encounters/Conference in Prespa (Greece), for Media Architecture Biennale 2021 (Queensland, Australia) and for Walking Body III - University of Minho in Guimaraes (Portugal)..
  • Our workshops introduce you into the new world of collaborative locative media, locative audio / music and locative literature, by creating a small project to get you going and tailor-made for your organisation or group. On the measure of beginners with no technological knowledge, or for intermediate and advanced participants who want to delve deeper.
  • We organized commissioned workshops about a variety of subjects, as for example about the sounds and silences of the city, psychogeographical walking, other-than-human lifeforms, interspecies interaction in the city, the habitat of lake areas, and the history, present and future of urban cultural space.
    Everybody with a creative mind, and from all backgrounds and ages, including children can participate in a workshop, no need for previous digital experience.

Order a workshop

If you are interested to know more about having a workshop at your festival, event or institution, contact us.

Participate to a workshop

If you are interested to know more, contact us.

Locative Media Games

"to open horizons, coming to new ideas and collective solutions for local-global topics by introducing the diversity of how locative media and storytelling can be used"

  • The Locative Media Game combines an online game with the meet up of a group of local or global participants. They are each divided in teams of six according to their variety of backgrounds, to play and to open horizons, with new ideas and collective solutions for local-global questions introducing many ways how locative media and locative storytelling can be used, from with a compass to with a geigerteller.
  • A virtual deck of cards and dice get you going, in the company of a game master, to conceptualize and create a locative media project, and most of all as a playful catalyst for joined up thinking and brainstorming of new collective and creative approaches towards our planetary crises.
  • This game is available in a session of one hour or a longer session of two times two hours over two days.
    Everybody with a creative mind, and from all backgrounds and ages, including children can participate in this game, no need for previous digital experience.

Order a game

For more information about a game at your festival, event, school or institution, contact us.

Play a next game

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Fire Pit

"bringing together the ancient tradition of storytelling seated around the fire with digital technology, sharing practices, knowledge and Earth Stories"

  • A growing community of participants to the Summer/Spring Schools are invited around monthly fire pits, bringing together the ancient tradition of storytelling around the fire with digital technology. Participants are invited to bring their personal story and their practice to the gathering, introducing -as Firekeepers- an open conversation between all and inviting to share Earth Stories. Earth Stories are stories of connection with the earth, of grounding, of rooting, and of hope and change, as an inspiration and a generator of actions towards the healing of our planet.
  • The Firekeepers-storytellers are digitally mapped and connected via the Firekeepers map, allowing them to network and collaborate globally, but also to reach out to local communities. The map is both global and local, with at some locations walking experiences offered on your mobile phone, by using the web app of the map. Video documentation of the Firepit talks are available for all interested.

Join the fire pit and become a Fire Keeper to meet other people of our community.

For who

  • We coordinate, organize and design collaboratively courses, workshops, educational games, collaborative projects and processes in an integrative approach to relationships with one another and with the more-than-human Earth via locative practices and locative media.
  • On a personal level, the practice of locative media will allow you to live and experience territories in a different way, by creating new connections with places, people, stories, locally and around the world.

For Participants

"Supercluster is a path made by learning and creating, and you don't walk it alone. It is a caravan of people and ideas, building roads ahead."

For educational professionals

"No one educates others, no one educates himself, people educate each other through nature, place and time". (to Paolo Freire)

About

Supercluster is registered as a business in Belgium. Company registration: BE 0748.963.328

"Empowering and connecting groups around the world, with each other and the planet, through online learning and creating with easy to use collaborative locative media."

  • Supercluster invites world leading scholars and experts in the fields of ecology, humanities, sciences and arts, next to local and indigineous people, to enrich horizontal learning and group creation in processes with collaborative thinking about our planet, in the format of courses, workshops, games, and by creating locative media works.
  • Supercluster aims to let groups and communities emerge, connecting people with our more than human planet in crisis, with each other, with their places, with their ancestral knowledge, through collective learning and the practice of locative media.
  • Supercluster is inclusive for all backgrounds, cultures and ages, as a motor for concrete local-global action for the planetary crises of today, climate change and forced migration.
Fred Adam

Fred Adam

Fred Adam

Fred Adam is an artist and art director, specialist in Locative Media technology and ecology, creator of CGeomap and the database gpsmuseum.eu.

Thanks Mike Duggan and Cristina A. G. Kiminami for the wonderful interviews you can discover here.

Board of advisers

Geert Vermeire

Geert Vermeire

Geert Vermeire

Geert Vermeire is a curator, artist, poet with a focus on spatial writing, locative sound & performance and social practices, integrating collaborative processes, within an ecological framework.

board of advisors

Fred Adam
Michael
Duggan

academic advisor
King's College of London

Fred Adam
Verónica
Perales

academic advisor
University of Murcia

Fred Adam
Rich
Blundell

scientific advisor
Oika project

Fred Adam
Stephanie
Whitelaw

artistic advisor

Fred Adam
Yannis
Ziogas

academic advisor
University of Western Macedonia

Fred Adam
Tracey
Benson

artistic advisor