ABOUT THIS EVENT This presentation reflects on the design and development of several infrastructural initiatives aimed at contributing, from different angles, to wider public access to, and appropriation of audiovisual digital culture. The limits and possibilities of participatory design initiatives will be discussed through various strategies for infrastructural development tried out, exploring the collaborative dimensions of infrastructuring.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER Andrea Botero is a research fellow at the school of Arts, Design and Architecture of Aalto University and conspirator at the design studio Suo&Co. Her design works explore technologies, services, media formats and genres for collectives and communities. Through her research work she aims to understand how collectives come to understand the design spaces available to them and how designers could support more various infrastructuring processes around them. Andrea has a Doctor of Arts (DA) in New Media from Alto University, a masters (MA) in product and strategic design from the School of Arts and Design Helsinki and a BA in industrial design from Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
ABOUT POEM POEM is a Horizon 2020 European Training Network of 7 institutions across Europe. POEM stands for Participatory Memory Work (PMW) and addresses the urgent need of experts in the heritage sector who are qualified for working with the mediatized memory ecology, the changing socio-technical, organisational, legal, economic, and ethical frameworks for the use of cultural materials. The early stage researchers (ESRs) will have the capacity to mediate between the stakeholder’s memory institutions, civil society, and creative and digital/IT industries for empowering people across Europe and for initiating future-envisioning creativity and innovation promoting socially inclusive memory practices.