Modelling Perspectives

-Rapid model making
-Co-created perceptual data
-Social science analysis

Project / Coral Communities: Making A Coastscape

Ecogeographer and the Coral Communities interdisciplinary team developed a visual water based method for piloting in Mauritius around the theme of resilience and coral seascapes. They worked closely with the NGO Reef Conservation and their communities they work with who help to manage Marine Protected Areas.

Project / TAGSCAPE: Mini-Landscapes

Making a Coastscape is about modelling perspectives through the use of raw materials and mapping. People work in groups and model the landscape they are standing in, in miniature format, using representation, abstraction or simulation. It is a way for communities to have a voice using different materials not just the voice or the pen. It is a data elicitation method originally developed during Ecogeographer’s time as a Leverhulme artist-in-residence with Dr John Martin and the University of Plymouth through a project they titled TAGSCAPE. Since its development, Ecogeographer has run it with Martin in many settings. The work is currently in publication and being used in a range of environments using different themes. Video and photographic participatory work has become integral to the method in order that perceptual data, including visual data is captured. Social science analysis of the work is also taking place.

Participant
As our group collaborated to create our miniature landscape, we used our bodies and verbal language; our miniature landscapes expanded our gestural and verbal communications into inscriptions. This inscription as a miniature landscape reflected the ways we relate to our material world through our mediated intersubjective context. Lili Raygoza UCLA | Culture and Performance M.A./Ph.D Student UCLA | Anthropology B.A.

Co-worker
The video, photographs and the making are about perspective taking, but also understanding each other’s perspectives and building empathy.
Louisa Evans, Senior Lecturer: Environment and Sustainability, Exeter University [when speaking about #MakingACoastscape and #ObjectElicitation].

More information to follow about this visual method.

Tagscape - Dominica Williamson and Dr John Martin at the third edition of the International Summer School - Learning by Game Creation -  organized by a Joint Project of the Politecnico di Torino and University of California
Tagscape workshop at the third edition of the International Summer School – Learning by Game Creation – organized by a Joint Project of the Politecnico di Torino and University of California, 1st to 8th September 2019, Torino.

Photographs Andy Hughes.