Walking the Streets: mapping Guimarães

This is the first in a series of two workshops, which will focus on mapping. There are two types of mapping, with different technological and infrastructural requirements, which can each be explored and evolved in workshops before being put into practice in the city.

Walking the Streets

The first workshop ‘Walking the Streets’ will consist of a talk about maps and mapping, with particular emphasis on open and collaborative mapping. We'll look at what maps are for, how they're made, and how to "read" them, in the sense of understanding their intentions as well as the bare facts that they
communicate. And then we'll go out on the streets of Guimarães to make our own maps, contributing to OpenStreetMap where possible, but also looking at other ways to map the city, through emotions, experiences and personal histories. Afterwards, these maps will be collated and presented online.

Using printed paper maps people will be helped to explore, augment and add to the existing Open Street Map of Guimarães. The workshop will explain the basic concepts of open maps, data and OSM, before sending people out into the streets to fill in the missing sections of the maps. They'll also be encouraged to add higher-than-normal levels of detail: personal recommendations, histories and stories. All additions to OSM will be in the name of the City of Guimarães: a social, civic contribution to an open system.

All of the work produced will be documented and presented on a dedicated website. This will include making available all of the raw data gathered, attributed and made available for further work. It will combine the map data gathered into a range of visualizations and dedicated maps.

About James Bridle

James Bridle is a writer, publisher and technologist based in London, UK. James is a partner at the Really Interesting Group, a design partnership based in East London, and also creates his own projects, such as A Ship Adrift, commissioned by Artangel for their A Room for London project. He writes for publications including Wired, ICON and The Observer, where he publishes a regular column. Many of his texts are online at his own site, Booktwo.org. James is a regular speaker at technology and design conferences, such as South by South West in Austin, dConstruct in Brighton, and Lift in Geneva.

Information about the project: http://www.watershed.co.uk/opencity
More Information: http://shorttermmemoryloss.com/


There will be a lot of walking, so wear comfy shoes! You do not have to have a technical background to participate in this workshop. This workshop will be taught in English.


Formador: James Bridle
Coordenador: Ricardo Lobo
Público: Geral, Criadores, Profissionais
Participantes: 8 (min) / 16 (max)
Início: 29 Maio 2012
Fim: 29 Maio 2012
Horário: 10h00-13h00 / 14h30–18h00
Duração: 7 horas
Local: LCD / CAAA
Inscrição: 10 euros (caução / reembolsável)


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