This is an interesting set of projects to explore about “public authoring and civil society in the wireless city” or … mobility in urban settings. Proboscis projects are run by Proboscis, an arts-based, non-profit organization in the U.K. You might have heard of co-directors Giles Lane and Alice Angus already.
From the websites:
Social Tapestries (2004-08) was a five year research programme of projects that grew out of our original Urban Tapestries project. The focus of Social Tapestries was to create a series of experiments in public authoring in challenging environments and with local communities that could begin to reveal the potential for emerging mobile media in enabling change through the mapping and sharing of knowledge and experience in everyday settings. We developed projects with two social housing groups (a residents’ committee and a short-life co-op), schools (a secondary near Hull and a primary in North London), residents/users of London Fields and people who lived and worked in Hoxton.
Lots more on the Proboscis website…