Workshop: Pixel Walk by Foodscape Collective and Victoria Marshall

The pixel is the basic unit of data that makes up a satellite image. Our physical pixel allows us to be in much closer proximity than what satellites can provide and gives us a different imaginary of what mapping could be. It offers a more intimate encounter with the pixel as a tool, giving physical form to the invisible data. It makes satellite imagery more approachable and allows it to be sensed emotionally. In this workshop, participants will make a pixel by hand and take it for a “walk”.

In Pixel Walk, participants will be taken around Gillman Barracks. Each will be given a white string to make their personal pixel which they will then take for a walk and document in pictures. A particular area of interest will be mapped for participants’ interaction along the way. Photographs participants take will be pinned to a map of Gillman Barracks revealing a positionality as seen from the lens of a different kind of pixel.

This workshop is part of The Harvesting: An Urban Farming Initiative, which serves as a platform for knowledge exchange on food, facilitating a debate concentrated on the domestic sphere. Spanning two weekends during CITIES FOR PEOPLE, the project will catalyse a discussion examining the larger socio-political condition surrounding personal control of the food system, as well as looking at how locally grown food and small-scale and urban agriculture can be agents of self-expression and assertion.

Part of CITIES FOR PEOPLE NTU CCA Ideas Fest 2016/17.
For enquiries, please email ntuccaideasfest@ntu.edu.sg.

Foodscape Collective (Singapore) is a community centred on growing food well, cooking well, eating well, and living well. Some are growing food, some choose to cook and eat better meals, others bring food to where it is needed, tackle surplus food or food waste issues, or simply want to tell the stories of our foodscape better. The community at Foodscape Collective envisions to grow and foster compassionate and resilient networks integral to our local food ecosystem, and explore better approaches to food and sustainability. They believe that the future needs better agro-ecological systems; better use, selection, and dissemination of information; and a more inquisitive, adventurous spirit in everyone to ask better questions on our foodscape(s).

Victoria Marshall is the founder of Till Design (tilldesign.com). She is currently a Presidents Fellow at the National University of Singapore, where she is pursuing a PhD in Geography. Marshall is also an Urban-Rural Systems researcher at the ETH Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore.
Sun Jan 22, 2017
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM SGT
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NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore
General Admission FULL
Venue Address
Block 6 Lock Road, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108934 Singapore