I was selected to take part in the Ethnograms Micro-Residency run by Anthropologists from the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh in May this year. The residency brought together artists, designers, programmers and anthropologists to make collaborative work based upon research conducted in Papua New Guinea. The aim was to come up with new ways to visualise social relationships, with my small group looking at the relationships that surrounded the health centre in the Begasin community.
We learned that the community's exchange relationships with the government workers was the basis for the way in which the health centre ran, and so created two interactive pieces that focused upon these different exchanges. They enabled the viewer to interact with these different exchanges in a visual way, to help them understand the way this community operated. The residency culminated in an exhibition at the Dovecot Studios.