Good Neighbours


Good Neighbours


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Layerthorpe Neighbourhood

Foss Islands Rd, Layerthorpe, York YO31 7UL, UK

A digitally enhanced walking documentary

Keep your eyes peeled, things are not what they appear to be. The street needs you! Will you be a Good Neighbour?

Experience an entertaining and provocative personal journey through a neighbourhood in York. Good Neighbours utilises live performance, surveillance technology and chatbot messaging to take you on a weirdly familiar and speculative documentary walk, via your mobile device.

Good Neighbours — York Mediale

Good Neighbours offers a future vision on how communities create spaces of belonging and alienation through media technology. Based on research into intimate surveillance culture in York, it offers a fascinating localised counterpoint to the usual story of mass surveillance by highlighting the micro-politics of a local neighbourhood.

Created by affect lab (Klasien van de Zandschulp and Dr Natalie Dixon) in collaboration with Lydia Cottrell. Good Neighbours is brought to you as a world premiere by York Mediale 2020.

To learn more about Good Neighbours read Klasien and Natalie’s blog “A Sense of Place”

Creative developer: Arjan Scherpenisse
Design & illustration: Kgabo Mametja & Koos Groenewald

Good Neighbours — York Mediale

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