Some readers will know about my involvement with the Geography Collective. We are a band of academics, teachers, artists and Guerrilla Geographers with a common aim to encourage (young) people to see the world in different ways. There are many exciting projects coming up this year, including the launch of MISSION:EXPLORE and the Journey Journal. I would encourage all educators, parents and those involved with young people to look at these resources.
Keep reading for details of more exciting developments.
If you enjoy looking at the world differently then this project is for you!
URBAN TWEET DAY is a side project of URBAN EARTH.
TWEET DAY is about tweeting what you see, hear, smell and sense in and around your urban world. Find something (un)interesting? Share it with us…
The idea is to record our perspective on our urban lives and habitat through an online stream of tweets that describe urban events and experiences as they happen.
By the end of the urban day we will have created a collaborative narrative – a descriptive portrait of urban life..
To take part all you need is:
1. The ability to Tweet (www.twitter.com)
2. To be in an urban area on Saturday 9th January 2010
3. To include #utday in each of your related tweets
We’ll then be able to search the tweets to reveal our story.
Please do spread the word around, the more of us the better.. and leading up to the day, add the URBAN TWEET DAY Twibbon to your Twitter profile picture. If you don’t already, you can follow us on Twitter here.
Any questions, thoughts or ideas? Then see the Ning or get in touch!