Sunday, March 30, 2008

Manchester: Beyond Naughtiness

Start Time:
Friday, June 20, 2008 at 5:00pm
End Time:
Sunday, June 22, 2008 at 5:00pm
Location:
Manchester
City/Town:
Manchester, United Kingdom

The next major Guerrilla Geography event is being held in Manchester on Saturday 21st June to coincide with the TRIP conference (http://trip2008.wordpress.com/). In this event the public will be asked to (anonymously) give information about a naughty memory within Manchester city centre. The place of this event will be recorded onto a map, and the details of the event will be recorded by audio device. Ultimately this information will be used to map the geography of naughtiness within Manchester: a direct link between public activity and geographical thinking. It is hoped that the map and information will be displayed as a piece of conceptual art in time for the GA conference 2009 in Manchester.

There will be cheap accommodation on the Friday and Satuday evenings, and rural exploration and rambling on the Sunday.

You are welcome to come to some of this, all of this or none of this(and then lie and say you were cool and that you did and it was great).

Full details on Facebook...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've just found your blog, as a Geographer my self, I must admit the idea of forcing Geography down peoples throats makes me feel a little uncomfortable. However on the flip side, I was speaking to a Geography teacher a few weeks ago who was having there hours cut because there were more important subjects and she admitted that Geography was slipping down the scale, and that is sad. Best of luck to you!!

Sam.

greek900@hotmail.com said...

I also just found this site, and feel that it is a truly amazing thing. Guerrilla Geography, I Love it! I am a geographer who is currently beginning a doctoral program in geography education (in the U.S).

Steve

Wolfington Van Hassel Ting-Tofignon said...

I've also just discovered this site. Guerrilla Geography, I Love it! I am a doctoral student in geography education (in the U.S. @ Texas State University). Our "No Child Left Behind" act leaves little room for social studies education, and for some reason, geography always gets the shaft. American students are very piss-poor in elementary geographic knowledge, let alone advanced geographic thought and analysis.

-Steve