ADA Mesh Cities Christchurch is to be a series of events held over 2013-15. It proposes to address the role of media arts in the city, exploring key issues such as urban space, social engagement, memory and speculative futures through a series of symposia and artist workshop tours
Space : Network : Memory – the 9th ADA Symposium looks at digital art and the social space and asks; What roles are digital networks playing in our ability to reveal and understand layers of a city? How does this affect contemporary practices in art, architecture and related fields?
The ADA Mesh Cities Artist Tour 2014 is being facilitated by the collaborative team Trudy Lane and Halsey Burgund, with their project Sound Sky (http://soundsky.org/) a new geo-located audio work envisioned for Christchurch. Participants can learn about and participate on location in this contributory art project for Christchurch
The full programme for the 8th ADA Symposium in Dunedin = Space: Network : Memory. Three days of presentations, panels, discussions and activities with national and international artists and academics. This event happens 13-15th September 2013 in the Dunedin Warehouse district (Vogel Street) and at Otago Polytechnic
The research project Mesh Cities Christchurch begins in the post-quake city and looks outward to the possibilities and implications of this transitional state for urban, public, and social space in Aotearoa New Zealand.
A roundtable discussion event was held at The Physics Room Gallery on the 30th of March. This was to begin the research project with a thorough grounding with the projects and artist communities operating already in the this space. A group of fifteen discussed their work and the alignment with proposed themes as part of the launching of this project.