I’m excited to be involved with the planning of the second annual Urban Transcripts, a series of events focusing on “(re)discovering the exceptional oddities and alternative visions that make every city so different to every other.” It will be held in Rome in late December and consist of an exhibition, conference and workshop. Last year I proposed a participatory photography project for the first Urban Transcripts in Athens, but ended up not being able to attend. Yiorgos Papamanousakis approached me earlier this year to help curate project proposals and run a workshop. The structure is quite promising; the workshops will be led by two tutors, one of whom is familiar with the built environment and social context of Rome, and a guest who will focusing on experimental methodologies of interpreting and documenting “the accidental city.”
The Call for Projects is now up on the website, and more information about the workshops and other events will be added later. This is a collectively-run DIY project, so most of the events in Rome will be in free, while the workshops will only cost enough to pay for the expenses of the visiting tutors. Minimal fees are involved for submissions and participation, as everything is being done on a shoestring budget. If you’re interested in proposing a project or submitting work for the exhibition, it would be great to hear from you.
Animation courtesy of Yiorgos Papamanousakis