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SITU Research leads workshop on leveraging counter-surveillance at Creative Time Summit

November 16th 2019

How do we analyze, understand, and report the nature of gatherings in public space? Authorities often seize the inherent complexity of public spaces to control the narratives of dissidents within them, justifying their inevitable use of force. The cases studied at SITU Research have made it clear that, though not an easy task, it is possible to establish critical truths about what happened in the aftermath of an event. This insight informs best practices for documenting movement through public spaces to better safeguard the people putting their bodies on the line to speak truth to power. In this workshop, we will explore creative approaches to counter-surveillance of public gatherings.

The session will begin with an introduction to methodologies of open-source investigations and the cartography of events, followed by a hands-on exploration of these ideas using historical, site-specific scenarios accompanied by physical plans and models. This exercise will equip attendees with the beginnings of a counter-surveillance “toolkit” that they can subsequently implement to speak truth to complex public events. Tickets available here.

Event details
Counter-Surveillance and Contested Narratives Workshop
Speaking Truth | Summit X
Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 11:00 am–12:00 pm

Creative Time Conference Room
59 East 4th Street, Floor 6
New York, NY 10003