Description of ActivityIn this talk we will present pieces of our design-led research project, which explores new forms of urban representation through the lens of the protesting crowd. For our first case study, we unpack the imagery of the ‘Kill the Bill’ demonstrations, which took place between March and April 2021 in Bristol. The project sources, evaluates, and categorises images and videos from the events as posted online to devise a series of city maps and models. The cartographic method developed revisits the ever-unresolved question of connection between body, technology, and space by examining how the body of the crowd interacts with its urban environment, with the media having entered the very constitution of ‘people.’ 1 The embodied representations generated from this process reveal fragmented realities of the city, and allow the marginal, the contingent, and even the accidental to come to the forefront. With the recurrent shifts across the media involved in this process (from photography to drawing to film to modelling and back…) and their subsequent superimpositions, the crowd emerges as an intermedia construction and as an agent that brings together people, technology, and the city in a performance of their socio-political context.
|Period||9 Mar 2023|
|Held at||University of the West of England, United Kingdom|