Walking and Sensing in the City – a citizen science workshop

Andy Freeman, Citizen Science Workshop, Notes from the Field, 2016
Andy Freeman, Citizen Science Workshop, Notes from the Field, 2016
Wrecked on the Intertidal Zone, Andy Freeman workshop, photo by Warren Harper, 2015
Wrecked on the Intertidal Zone, Andy Freeman workshop, photo by Warren Harper, 2015

Artist and technologist Andy Freeman has been invited to contribute to Notes from the Field: Commoning Practices in Art and Science, as a resident researcher, speaker and workshop leader. In this event Andy takes participants on a part walking tour – part citizen science workshop in Camden. Freeman considers that citizen science practice is a form of ‘tactical living’ drawing together different knowledge sources (scientific, governmental and localised knowledge) meaning that we can monitor the environment we live in and become informed of changes that affect our health and other forms of life in the city.

You will learn how to monitor air quality, test soil and water for toxicity and discover historical, biological, industrial, technological and hidden and situated knowledge in the borough.

Notes from the Field: Commoning Practices in Art and Science is multi-faceted project that investigates the notion of art as a tool or tactic for action with communities, with a focus on projects involving science and technology or driven by ecological concerns.

Please note this workshop involves a 1.6 mile round walk.

Participants meeting place: Arts Catalyst Centre for Art, Science and Technology at 12noon

 

Advance tickets are £5. Booking is essential as space is limited.