October 15th, at 4:00 PM—Presented as part of MTLConnect
The Global Urban Wilds App launch
In person at the Champ des Possibles; meet in the Champ by the benches on the pedestrian walkway between de Gaspé and Henri-Julien
The Global Urban Wilds (GUW) locative platform curates ruderal landscapes that survive in city spaces and invites the user to explore the entanglement of urban biodiversity, site remediation, and settler culture in contexts such as Montreal’s Champ des Possibles. The site-specific, GPS-enabled locative sound walk and app affords users experiences of “embodied knowing” – learning through encounter, awareness, physicality – in urban wilds that represent informal brown/green spaces on the edges of urban development. Users move through the urban wild and interact with app’s haptic, sound and visual content to gain further insight into the community’s history and commitment to this protected green space.
The GUW project is downloadable for remote and in-person testing in Montreal’s Champ des Possibles for this launch event.
You can download the app for testing as of RIGHT NOW here: https://testflight.apple.com/join/QkXA11FD
Dr. Jill Didur is a Full Professor in English at Concordia University and co-director of the Speculative Life cluster at the Milieux Institute. She is the Principal Investigator of a SSHRC Insight Grant, Greening Narrative (2014-2023), that explores how locative and mobile media can enhance our understanding of the relationship between the discourses of natural history, globalization, and contemporary perceptions of the environment and sustainability.
If you need more information regarding the event, please contact Jill directly at firstname.lastname@example.org