OPEN CALL

  • As a online Spring School (18 September - 4 October 2021) The Meetings of the Waters: Locative Media Oceania (LMO) invites and engages participants from a variety of fields - across Oceania and globally - to initiate new collaborations, leading to creative outcomes and solutions on the topics of water, climate change, ecosystems, health and deep time.

  • The use of locative media allows deeper connections with places, people, stories, locally and around the world, focused on knowledge, and the theme of water.

  • It builds as much on science as on local, ancestral and indigenous knowledge, in an integrated way that is not part of the programs taught at any other school.

  • The program is free and open to everybody with a deep interest in place, community, nature and the earth, without the need for previous technical knowledge. For more information and to apply, see below.

Meeting of the Waters: Locative Media Oceania is an online creative and educational program exploring the themes of water, climate change, deep time and cultural knowledge.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • Enrich the way you practice your profession.

  • Encourage new communities to emerge.

  • Connect people across disciplines and geographies.

  • To support collective learning and the practice of locative media.

  • To bring stories, places and their people together, sharing concern for the global planetary crises of today.

  • To find creative and practical ways to raise ecologial awareness and practical action through co-creation, creativity and teamwork.

The Meeting of the Waters online course is a collaboration between Supercluster and Treecreate. Hosted by University of Canberra Centre for Applied Water Science.

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Presenters

You will be guided by leading voices from the arts, sciences, cultural knowledge, policy and law.

Earthlings Café Hosts

David Merleau

July 3th 19h-20h BST

Andrew Stuck

July 6th 19h-20h BST

Sylvie Marchand

July 8th 19h-20h BST

Rich Blundell

July 10th 19h-20h BST

Yannis Ziogas

July 12th 19h-20h BST

Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio

July 14th 19h-20h BST

STARTING: 18th September 2021

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about this Spring School (Sept-Oct 2021)

LMO is a 2.5 week online school with a program designed to engage participants across Oceania and globally to develop location based artworks. The focus is on using locative media technologies and other collaborative tools to codesign projects concentrating on a number of key themes - water, climate change, ecosystems health and deep time.

What’s it all about?

We will invite 36 participants from around the world to join us for 2.5 weeks this Sept/Oct to learn about and experiment with how locative media can be used to understand issues of water, climate change and deep connection to place. If you are interested in how this technology can be used to engage in these locally-global issues, then this program is for you!

What can I expect?

Our 2.5 week program will be delivered online. It will involve asynchronous and synchronous learning activities including scheduled online lectures with experts in the field of locative media, cultural knowledge holders and scientists. There will be lectures/talks, seminars, workshops, interactive games and group projects.

What will I be asked to do?

Participants will be encouraged to attend live online lectures/talks and seminar discussions with the course leaders and invited guests. They will also be expected to work in groups of 6 people to produce a locative media project that will be showcased at the end of the course. Participants will be matched in groups according to their level of experience and their background. The course is designed so that participants will work 2 hours per day on a scheduled program, and be able to access a cyber cafe for additional interactions.

What do I need to sign up?

Participants from a broad variety of fields and practices are encouraged to apply. This school is aimed at beginners and intermediate participants alike. No previous experience with locative media or technologies is necessary. Prospective participants need to have:

• An interest in locative media • An interest in local and global geographical and ecological issues • An interest in independent group working • An interest in water as a research or artistic topic • A smartphone and access to the internet

Check the bibliography of the course before we start.

contact us

Use the participation form to contact us.

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How do the topics of the Meeting of the Waters intersect with your personal interest, research or practice?

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What do you expect to learn from this program?

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Here you can add a link (Google drive or other) to a portfolio or relevant work

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Digital skills (not decisive for acceptance in the course but informative to balance the groups)

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What are your skills and your experience working with a team ?

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Do you agree to be video recorded on Zoom as part of the summer school evaluation?

Do you already have a Trello account?

Trello is an online tool we use to play collaborative games. If you have a free Trello account you will be able to become the game master of your team but it is not mandatory at all.

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coordination crew

Geert Vermeire

Artist, Poet and Locative Media Expert. Co-founder of walk listen create, team member of noTours and collaborator of escoitar, and core team member of CGeomap

Tracey M Benson

Artist, researcher and founder of Treecreate. Trustee of Intercreate Trust. Works at the nexus of ubiquitous tech, ecological systems and citizen engagement.

Fred Adam

Location based media explorer, co-founder of the CGeomap project and founder of the Lab GPS Museum

Supported by the Centre for Applied Water Science, University of Canberra

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