‘Future Thinking through Social Living’ was a research project lead by Magda Tyzlik-Carter and support by Dr. Fiona Hackney and Dave Griffiths.
Magda joined Falmouth University in 2004 as a research assistant working within iRes Research in Network Art research cluster where she organised number of symposia (Thinking Nothing), workshops, artists residencies (Mark Amerika, Sue Corke and Hagen Betzwieser) and talks. She curated exhibitions and online/offline events connecting Falmouth with artists and curators in Berlin and Philadelphia. Magda is based within Academy for Innovation and Research and was involved in a number of research projects including AHRC funded: Rural Connective a partnership between Falmouth University, dot.rural (The Rural Digital Economy Research Hub) at The University of Aberdeen and BT; and University of the Village funded by AHRC Connected Communities strand. I am currently Principal Investigator on BT funded extended version of University of the Village.
David Griffiths is an award winning game designer, creative coder and livecoding artist, and part of FoAM – an independent arts and research organisation. With an early education in weaving, bell ringing, 8 bit computers and animation, he worked in the games and film industries for 10 years (Moving Picture Company, Sony Eyetoy R&D) and went on to robotics research for the FP7 EU funded Lirec project with FoAM. Alongside Aymeric Mansoux and Marloes de Valk he created the satirical Facebook game ‘Naked on Pluto’ which won the Telefonica Vida competition in 2011. He performs internationally with ‘slub’ a livecoding algorithmic rave group and also works with scientists for bioinformatics and science outreach work. He currently lives and works in Falmouth, Cornwall. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
With the residences of Miners Court, a supported housing Project in Redruth we explored through a series of workshops (May/June 2015) with the help of art and craft activities, how we would imagine the future of social living.The initial activities like knitting, crochet and drawing opened up conversations, telling of stories and reaching possibilities of reflection. We achieved to create a ‘map’ of the building with the flats of the participants, adding their own spaces and then imagine how this could be improved for the future.We slowly created relationships and the participants enjoyed very much, the chance to chat, to make and tell their stories. It gave us a great insight, how different people experience their situation, their limitation and dealing with loss of abilities.
In July we could build on our existing relationship for a very exhilarating workshop over two days with Emmanuel Tsekleves and Andy Darby, two researcher from Lancaster University.
The results of the workshops, together with their previous research work in Proto Policies was presented at a symposium at Westminster at the end of July 2015.