Sunday, May 14, 2017

[Yasmin_discussions] "Cartographies of the Unseen" International Seminar

Dear Yasminers,

If you happen to be in Venice on these first days of the Biennale, you
might want to join us for the International seminar CARTOGRAPHIES OF THE
Università Iuav, Palazzo Badoer, Aula Tafuri San Polo 2468, Venezia

The international seminar Cartographies of the Unseen, produced by the
Institut Ramon Llull with the support of Venice's Iuav University and
Barcelona's Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), is to be held as part of
Catalonia in Venice 2017_La Venezia che non si vede, a Collateral Event at
the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. It will be
the perfect opportunity to present the work carried out by the community of
citizens, volunteers, students and researchers which are taking part in the
Venetian edition of the BlindWiki project.
This inclusive project is being presented at the Cantieri
Navali de Castello from May 13th to November 26th. It is a sensorial
interpretation of the city of canals, created by Catalan artist Antoni Abad
in collaboration with people who are blind or visually impaired, a
collective who uses their senses in a different and unique way. Through the
shared exchange of both the experiences and difficulties of their daily
lives, less obvious urban forms are revealed, allowing for a new map of
public space to be drawn up that is usable by everyone. This Seminar will
bring together a selected interdisciplinary group of artists, activists and
scholars who have been invited to be active participants engaging on the
collective research and creation of the unseen.

Seminar's thematic and participants:

Socially engaged Art and Blind Unions:
Antoni Abad, artist (BlindWiki)
Alessandro Trovato (Unione Italiana dei Ciechi e degli Ipovedenti)
Universal Design, Inclusive Architecture and Accessibility:
Valeria Bottalico (Doppio senso: Percorsi tattili alla Collezione Peggy
Alex Dobaño (Avanti-Avanti Studio)
Valeria Tatano (Dipartimento di Culture del progetto, Iuav)
Sound Interaction and online communities:
Frederic Font Corbera (Freesound, MTG, UPF) Marleen Stikker (Waag Society)

Coordinated by Mario Ciaramitaro, researcher at Università Iuav di Venezia,
and Roc Parés, co-curator of the Catalan project and researcher at
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, the Seminar will focus on the critical and poetic
practices that include geolocating, sensorialization and social engagement,
as means to research art and accessibility both in urban spaces and digital

More info and free registration at

*Roc Parés i Burguès*
/Professor Associat i Investigador/
Departament de Comunicació
Comunicació Interactiva|DigiDoc <>
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Roc Boronat, 138 - Despatx 52.803 | 08018 Barcelona
[image: Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona]
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