Title: Artivistic fieldwork: participatory platforms, devised events, and socially engaged art storymaking

Authors: Andrew Gryf Paterson

Addresses: Media Lab, University of Art and Design, Hameentie 135 C, FIN-00560 Helsinki, Finland

Abstract: This abstract paper outlines the issues and concerns of an artist-organiser|s practice-led research and thesis. It introduces the main case-study of the author|s involvement at an autonomous culture center/greenhouse and allotment in central Helsinki, noting an emphasis on storytelling as a means of sharing subjective experience; in a particular place over different periods of time and involvement. Highlighted are anticipated multi-disciplinary references needed to tackle the writing of the fieldwork, and opens up the inquiry: what might be artistic and activist-orientated fieldwork and how might this serve contested and intangible cultural heritage issues?

Keywords: participatory arts; online platforms; socially-engaged arts; workshop organisation; storytelling; storymaking; digital culture; digital society; fieldwork; activism; public space; cultural heritage; intangible heritage; contested heritage.

DOI: 10.1504/IJDCET.2008.021413

International Journal of Digital Culture and Electronic Tourism, 2008 Vol.1 No.2/3, pp.259 - 262

Published online: 24 Nov 2008 *

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