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Life and death in the cemetery

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In this workshop we will explore More-than-Human relations in the urban cemetery together. What microscopic communities live around us? How are the lives and deaths of humans entwined with other species? How might urban data be used for making the invisible visible? And how might we design new technologies for more equitable living spaces for all of London's inhabitants - human and non-human, big and small – and not just an elite few? The workshop is part of a research project exploring new roles for data and technology to support more sustainable, inclusive, just and diverse cities. When: Monday 19th July from 11am-2pm Where: Soanes Centre, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, Southern Grove, London E3 4PX Who: Interested people including urban planners, designers, researchers, growers, citizen scientists, parks users, biodiversity experts, local councillors. A potluck lunch is included & participants are welcome to bring their own food or food to share. Participants will be offered £30 vouchers from a local gardening business to say thank you for their time. The number of participants is limited for this activity. What the research project is about There are many different ways data is collected about people, services and resources in our cities. Some of this data helps organisations make key decisions about the ecological health of urban spaces. Much of this data is managed by local authorities or environmental organisations and not always available to local communities seeking to improve their neighbourhoods with a diverse range of species. Data collection technologies and sharing strategies have also been designed with a focus on human behaviours and interactions. We’d like to explore what it means to design for data interactions through a more-than-human perspective and imagine other ways data could be collected, repurposed and interacted with to support diverse forms of life. Who is involved ? The project is a collaboration between researchers at City, University of London, Goldsmiths University, Warwick University, Newcastle University, and the London School of Economics, and project partners the Roving Microscope and Cordwainers Grow. It is funded through an EPSRC Human Data Interactions Network Plus grant. For more information email sara.heitlinger@city.ac.uk

Event (Workshop)

TitleLife and death in the cemetery
Abbreviated titleMore-than-human data in the smart city
Date19/07/21 → …
LocationTower Hamlets Cemetery
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Degree of recognitionNational event