In the context of the map me if you will programme of Pixelache Helsinki 2011, Christian Nold (UK) has been invited to realise a new artwork in Helsinki during 2011-2012. This new artwork will be situated on Suomenlinna island and will be a kind of ‘toolkit’ for the inhabitants and visitors of the island.
Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2004, Nold has led many large-scale participatory mapping projects. In particular Christian’s “Bio Mapping” project has been staged in sixteen different countries with more than 1500 workshop participants. For the last six years, Nold has been developing an extensive tool-kit of technologies that blend together human and non-human sensors for local governance. Christian Nold is a specialist in creation of participatory platforms that bring people together around unique methodologies of interaction that allow new relationships between people to occur.
Last year Christian realised a project called the Bijlmer Euro (http://www.bijlmereuro.net), a local currency designed for unique suburb of Amsterdam.
More information about Christian and his work can be found at http://www.softhook.com
WEDNESDAY 9 MARCH – SUOMENLINNA EMOTIONAL MAP
Location: Gallery Augusta
Christian Nold will informally describe the project he is planning for Suomenlinna and host a short mapping workshop that evening. Participants are invited to make their own Emotion Maps of the island by using the Sensory Journeys system. People draw their island experiences onto special paper maps which are then scanned and composited together to form collective maps.
SATURDAY 12 MARCH – PRESENTATION
Location: Piirtämö (upstairs from Cafe Chapman)
As part of Camp Pixelache, Christian will give an informal presentation about initial ideas for his upcoming artwork on Suomenlinna. Feedback from audience is very welcome!