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Contemporary Cartography //01
Manchester & Salford
Devised by Laura Mansfield in collaboration with Manchester Municipal Design Corporation, 'Contemporary Cartography //01' is the first in a series of unique pocket maps detailing the plethora of contemporary arts activity occurring within Manchester and Salford. Previewing as part of the Manchester Weekender, the map is being distributed throughout Manchester and Salford.
Listing established organisations next to independent initiatives, 'Creative Cartography //01' is designed to give an overview of what makes up, and contributes to, the creative ecology of Greater Manchester. It is a gesture towards documenting the abundance of activity and we are well aware that we may have missed off some people, places and events as the creative community never ceases to grow. If you are not listed on the map and would like to be, please get in touch:
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Join us to explore different representations of Manchester’s cityscape at The Whitworth Art Gallery, Oxford Road, Manchester on Wednesday 24th November 7.30pm – 10pm.
The evening includes the launch of Contemporary Cartography //01 a pocket map detailing the creative spaces of Manchester and Salford alongside works by the Manchester Modernist Society, Gwenola Wagon, part of Nogo Voyages, Manchester Municipal Design Corporation and students from the MA Design Lab at Manchester School of Art.
As part of the evening Jen Southern & Chris Speed will be showing their interactive digital arts project Comob. Comob is an application developed for iPhones that explores collaborative mapping with GPS technology. The software allows members of a shared group to see each other’s position and movements in real time on their mobile phones.
For the evening of the 24th we are looking for individuals to use Comob with the participant’s movements projected large into the gallery space. You can download a free iPhone app ‘Comob net’ from the app store with more information on the project available here.
If you are interested in taking part use the group name “mmdc” and a username with no spaces or blanks on the settings screen of the app and email Laura Mansfield with your username.
Please note if you use Comob your location is shared with other members of the group who can track your positioning once your application is turn on and activated, we therefore recommend signing up to Comob with a pseudonym.