Mobile Outskirts: Cultural Mapping of Northern Geographical
A ten day workshop in Lofoten, Norway
which will focus 0n the conditions of a rural area with
special resources and conditions.
Lofoten is an island society situated on several islands,
economically important to the whole coast, as the cod
fisheries in the winter and spring attracts participants
from the entire coast. Economy is dependent of the sea
and its resources Living close to the resources has
been a major concern and communication has been dependent
on the sea. The area has an interesting history of tele-communication
as well, as the second wireless telegraph in the world
was opened in these islands in 1906. Topography and
climate are extreme, and can still not be overlooked
as deciding factors, winter storms still tear down people's
This workshop, is an event in the series of 6 "Trans-Cultural
Mapping" workshops initiated by RIXC Centre for
New Media in Riga, Latvia. Each workshop has a specific
focus on outskirts and interregional networking, in
the context of an enlarged Europe. An additional goal
is to discover specific, deep and relevant layers of
the local cultures, involving specific local communities
in the process.
results of the workshop series will be presented in
an exposition - 'Cultural Mapping Fair' - consisting
of public interactive installations and other documentation.
This exposition will take place during the 'Art+Communication'
festival in Autumn 2004 in Riga, Latvia in september.
Additionally, the Lofoten workshop will be presented
during Trondheim Matchmaking in Trondheim, Norway 15th-17th