Workshop: Simultaneous Mapping Practices
20 > 24 NOVEMBER 2023
simularr and the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Lisboa are happy to announce a call for participation in the workshop Simultaneous Mapping Practices on speculative forms of collaborative space mapping. The interdisciplinary workshop is directed at artists-researchers with practices across different media. In close collaboration with the Department of Communication Design, Department of Multimedia Art, and the Department of Sculpture at FBAUL, we encourage PhD students, MA students, and other practitioners-researchers to participate.
How do we experience spaces and environments, and how does such experience structure our relationship with others and the world? Can such experiential processes and relationships be creatively mapped, designed, composed, or restructured? What affordances and resistances emerge when we tap into the constant flux at the interface between bodies, objects, and the world? What happens if a group shares instruments and techniques made for such mappings? Do common perceptions arise, or can multiple heterogeneous perceptions be reconciled? Is it possible to create an accumulation of multidisciplinary perceptions?
The workshop aims to explore these complex interplays through speculative practices that experiment with and contemplate how approaches, techniques and technologies of mapping—tracing, relating, structuring—define how we experience and navigate space(s). We want to study the relationships between collaborative mapping and experience by actively forming, composing, designing, or observing sensorial interfaces and methods inserted between body and world.
Facilitators / Tutors
simularr’s team members (https://simularr.net/people/) take the roles of facilitators and tutors of this workshop. It workshop will also have input from the professors of FBAUL, as well as from invited researchers of the simularr project.
Format and Schedule
Combining critical reflection with practical making, the workshop will consist of input sessions given by the facilitators, open-ended development and making (creation lab), personal tutorials, and a concluding assembly of the results. For the detailed schedule, please see: https://simularr.net/call-mapping-workshop.pdf
Call for Application
We are looking for workshop participants that want to build, share and collaborate on their physical or conceptual-poetic devices that question and challenge perceptual boundaries and create alternative spatial interpretations. These can be existing prototypes, new configurations of prior approaches, or new propositions based on initial research. Please submit your application no later than 4th November 2023.
If you are interested to take part in workshop, please send us a proposal (max. 500 words) addressing:
• your motivation to participate. Designed as an interdisciplinary artistic research workshop, your choice of media and methods can range from conceptual or poetic to physical, there are no prerequisites.
• outline of your proposition (initial idea / research, or prototype, or reconfiguration), and attach up to two pages of or links to supporting visual or sonic materials if needed. Your mapping approach to be developed during the workshop could be based on, for example, a wearable device, sensor instruments, poetic observation practices, recording sculptural objects, or conceptual meanderings.
• say something about how your project will relate to experience of spaces and environments, and how it might affect our relationship with others and the world.
Please fill out the form provided at https://simularr.net/form-mapping-workshop.pdf and send it along with your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org. We aim at a balance of gender, backgrounds and disciplines of the applicants. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.Simultaneous Arrivals (simularr) is an artistic research project on novel forms of collaborative practices within the PEEK framework of the Austrian Science Fund FWF (AR 714-G), running from 2022 until 2025. https://simularr.net/. The workshop is hosted by the Department of Communication Design, Department of Multimedia Art, and the Department of Sculpture at FBAUL of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon (FBAUL). https://www.belasartes.ulisboa.pt/en/