This workshop is part of the ‘Co-constructing Memory in our Landscapes’ project. The project explores the role of memory practices in rural and urban landscapes mediated by smartphone and other mobile technologies – for instance, audio walks and audio hikes. The context for considering such mobile memory practices is the way that the lives, experiences and perspectives of women, LGBTQ+ communities, black and minoritised ethnic communities, migrant communities, and working-class communities are among those often absent or poorly represented in official historical archives. The importance of such representation and absence in the archive lies in the histories written on this basis – histories that contribute to the construction of social norms and relations, the construction of senses of place, and to imaginaries of belonging in particular places and landscapes.

This event will focus on building methodological and technical approaches that enable mobile memory practices to become implemented. It will bring together academics from diverse disciplines, community historians and activists, artists, podcasters, and others to share experiences and insights of the use of media and mobile technologies in memory practices. The workshop discussions will consider how mobile memory practices – for instance, audio hikes, audio walks, podcasts, mobile video, and augmented reality – might work with methodologies for collecting data such as oral histories or creative methods.

The workshop is co-organised by Dr Jason Lim (School of Applied Sciences, University of Brighton) and Professor Dr Christiane Carri (HES-SO Valais-Wallis, Switzerland) who is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Brighton. This workshop is run in association with the following University of Brighton CORES: Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories, Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics and the Centre for Transforming Sexuality and Gender.

This workshop builds on the discussion at the colloquium that was held  on 10 November (link here), but it is not necessary to have attended the colloquium to attend the workshop.

Programme:

14:00 – 14:15  Welcome and introductions

14:15 – 14:30 Summary of discussions from the colloquium (10 November)

14:30 – 15:15  Workshop discussion

15:15 – 15:30  Break

15:30 – 16:15  Workshop discussion

16:15 – 16:30  Break

16:30 – 17:00  Summary

Registration for the event is free, but places must be booked in advance via  to book a place.

Please contact Jason Lim if you have any accessibility requirements or for any queries: J.Lim@brighton.ac.uk