organization:goldsmiths institute

  • Liquid Traces - The Left-to-Die Boat Case on Vimeo

    Pour ne pas oublier, les protagonistes surtout, et le remarquable travail d’enquête des auteurs au sein du groupe « Forensic Architecture » du Goldsmiths Institute à Londres

    Directed by Charles Heller and Lorenzo Pezzani, 17 min, 2014

    Liquid Traces offers a synthetic reconstruction of the events concerning what is known as the “left-to-die boat” case, in which 72 passengers who left the Libyan coast heading in the direction of the island of Lampedusa on board a small rubber boat were left to drift for 14 days in NATO’s maritime surveillance area, despite several distress signals relaying their location, as well as repeated interactions, including at least one military helicopter visit and an encounter with a military ship. As a result, only 9 people survived.

    In producing this reconstruction, our research has used against the grain the “sensorium of the sea” – the multiple remote sensing devises used to record and read the sea’s depth and surface. Contrary to the vision of the sea as a non-signifying space in which any event immediately dissolves into moving currents, with our investigation we demonstrated that traces are indeed left in water, and that by reading them carefully the sea itself can be turned into a witness for interrogation.

    #mourir_en_mer #migrations #asile #crie_d_etat

    • Avec un très long texte paru dans Open Democraty, qui vient éclairer utilement la vidéo :

      Time to end the EU’s left-to-die policy | openDemocracy

      Time to end the EU’s left-to-die policy
      Charles Heller and Lorenzo Pezzani 25 June 2014

      Researchers participating in the reconstruction of the 2011 “Left-to-die boat” case in which 63 migrants lost their life under NATO’s eyes, summarize three years of inconclusive demands for disclosure and justice. As the European Council addresses the EU’s long-term migration policy, they say deaths of migrants at sea will continue short of ending the EU’s policy of closure towards non-European migrants.

      Two years ago, we published a report on what came to be known as the “left-to-die” boat case.

      Two years ago, we published a report on what came to be known as the “left-to-die” boat case. Co-authored with the architectural office SITU Studio, the report used imaging, mapping, and modelling technologies in order to produce a visual and spatial picture of how, in March 2011, sixty-three migrants lost their lives in the Central Mediterranean while attempting to reach the small Italian island of Lampedusa from the coast of Libya.

  • Il y a 20 ans, les manifestations contre Milosevic à Belgrade

    Un message de Nela Melic du London College of Communication (et avec qui j’ai travaillé lors des séminaires au Goldsmiths Institute de Londres)

    On this day, exactly 20 years ago Belgraders begun a 3 months long protest against then president Milosevic. I have been so inspired by that event as a young women that I have done a PhD on it. Thanks to Kulturklammer, centre for cultural interactions in Belgrade, it is now a digital record that is accessible via Internet. Please spread it around and lets remember how great we were and how great Belgrade can be:

    Explore the map and email me if you want to contribute to it. Thank you to all who have already done so and making this project possible.


    #serbie #belgrade #Milosevic #cartographie #cartographie_dynamique

  • Mapping workshop for Year 3 students | Southbank Centre

    Je prétends aller à Londres pour mener des ateliers de carto aux étudiants du Goldsmiths Institute, mais en fait...

    Develop your geographical skills in Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden.

    This session strengthens national and international geographic knowledge, giving students the opportunity to collect data and create their own map.

    Using Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden as a site of exploration, use measuring instruments to collect data about the garden and learn how to represent your surroundings on a map.

    This workshop links directly to the Key Stage 2 geography curriculum.

  • wikipedia illustrated

    Ce projet vient juste d’être présenté à Goldsmiths par musha au Goldsmiths Institute (jounées d’étude sur la cartographie critique - ou radicale).

    Critical Ways of Seeing


    Through illustrating 26 Wikipedia articles, sharing the process in a blog, publishing a book and running workshops we hope to draft a new path for a visual free culture.


    We launched this blog to share the process of creating 26 illustrations to 26 Wikipedia articles (alphabetically ordered).
    We discuss the drafts through the comments and iterate on each of the illustrations.

    When an illustration is ready we contribute it to Wikipedia and follow the wiki edits on the blog.

    We run workshops to further explore the questions of visual free culture through practice.


    While we’re celebrating the explosion of open source software and collaborative projects like Wikipedia, visual art has not been enjoying similar levels of passionate and generous online contribution. Open culture have developed inspiring text-based collaborative models, but have yet to develop successful models for open collaboration on visual culture. Wikipedia Illustrated seeks to develop such models. Through a 26 illustrated articles, a blog that follows the production and a set of workshops we hope to develop a methodology for contributing creative-commons licensed illustrations to Wikipedia.

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    Wikipedia Illustrated | Drafting a new path towards visual free culture

    Maybe Wikipedia is simply not built for change

    Wikipedia has recently updated its design but you wouldn’t be able to tell anything has actually changed. With minor changes to the typography and a tiny and practically meaningless change in image size, the recent changes seem more like a placebo than an actual commitment to change. While other major sites on the web go through multiple dramatic redesigns to address changes in user culture and web technology, Wikipedia has been slow to adapt.

    #wikipedia #réseaux_sociaux #crowd_sourcing cc @fil @thibnton