neil cummings


 QUAM 2011 - Wikipolis 8th and 9th July, 2011

I made a presentation of Parade, at Wikpolis, the workshops presentations, exhibitions and events unfolded at ACVic Centre d'Arts Contemporànies, Vic -Barcelona 

Wikpolis. Cartographies and collective creation of the social space

One contemporary experience that has clearly caused great changes in the social, political and cultural contexts is the practice of building tools and computer technologies based on open source. A mechanism based on the sharing of results and processes, where the achievements of a group or an individual are also starting points for others. A succession of connected elements mixing creativity, skills and material production, built and consumed through a shared experience. One element allowing the generation of content, based on collective experience, is the wiki. A wiki is a website which allows creating and editing any number of web pages connected to each other, sharing a common language and allowing access to a control group. From this perspective, the construction of tools, tactics and collective practices applied in the context of the city, will be the subject to be discussed in the forum and project workshops in this edition of Quam 2011. Wikpolis translates the possibility of meeting and proposing projects focusing on this option of the node to the context of space and the policies that regulate it, providing with the opportunity to create new shared strategies for modifying social and cultural context.

There are two themes

Cartographies and political representations of space, to represent or influence policies regarding the use of space. References to works revealing latent conflicts in rural and urban space and generate maps that help to interpret them.

Collective creation in the social space, referring to self managed social processes which use mapping tools to enable collective strategies, building a network and seek alternative systems for citizens.

With the participation of :

Mona Fawaz/Ahmad Gharbieh, Stalker-Primavera Romana (Giulia Fiocca, Lorenzo Romito), Iconoclasistas (Pablo Ares, Julia Risler), Neil Cummings, Jordi Canudas/Carme Carbonell, Francisco Jarauta, Santiago Cirugeda, Straddle3 (David Juárez Latimer-Knowles), Todo por la praxis (Diego Peris), (José Pérez de Lama), Efraín Foglia and participants selected from the call for papers:Laboratori Visual, Núria Güell, Roger Páez, Diana Padrón, Vahida Ramujkic, Amaia Elorza Pinedo/Javier Peña Ibáñez.

  ACVic Centre d'Arts Contemporànies, Vic -Barcelona





Submitted by neil on 20 July, 2011 - 18:18