The al-Araqib Museum of Struggle

WORKSHOP 10h - 16h

What should participants bring/install
  • Laptops (mac/pc)

free admission »RSVP«  max. 20 participants

Civic Science and the View from Above

This workshop on civic led aerial imaging will begin with a short introduction, focusing on Public Lab's community science workflow, the balloon/kite mapping toolkit and some examples of research and practical work undertaken with the DIY aerial photography in Israel and the US. It will then be followed by a workshop for creating aerial mapping (depending on weather), and photogrammetry based 3D modeling using images captured with the kites.


Workshop Timeline

AM 10h - 12h

  • Meeting at REAKTOR, Introduction presentations
  • Building rigs and equipment
  • Photographing with kites/ballon outside - let’s hope for some sun…
    We will have a set of images in case weather is bad.

PM 13h - 16h

  • Assess quality and select images for processing
  • Photogrammetry workflow
  • Basic Geo-referencing (using existing georeferenced image from camera + manual)


Moderator: Noit Banai

Participants: Ariel Caine, FA          

Aziz al-Turi, Bedouin Activist

and invited guests from open call

free admission »RSVP«

Granular Realism: New activist possibilities within the changing spatial condition of photography

Over the last decade, emerging forms of digital and computational imaging using depth registering capabilities have forged a new condition in photography – one in which the photographic functions not as a flat image to be viewed, but as a 3D environment to be navigated. Currently, this understanding (manifestation) of photography as environment is most advanced in point-cloud data objects. The point-cloud brings together dry data and an other-worldliness, a translucency and hyperreality that we may call (refer to as) granular realism.

3D photo imaging in its various technological forms has permeated the fields of archaeology, architecture, civil engineering, and municipal and state planning as well as agricultural, geological and resource driven industries. Restructuring them from the inside, it simultaneously opens up new spaces for intervention and resistance.

In this seminar we will consider the ways in which practitioners, researchers and activists have been repurposing such imaging tools in order to open up spaces for civic participation.


We would like to extend a call to practitioners and researchers involved with such investigations to prepare five minute presentations on their projects and join the discussion.