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#Antoni Abad #Canal*ACCESSIBLE #Digital Communities #Map Making #Monika #Networks #Acessible #Canal
Canal*ACCESSIBLE is an online mapping project that shows Barcelona from the perspective of people who have difficulty walking. 40 handicapped participants use their camera-phones to document every problem and obstacle they encounter on their way through the city. The participants posted geo-located pictures of the architectural barriers and obstacles that they encountered in their daily journeys during 4 months in 2006.
The images are posted to a website and each location and obstacle is described and placed on a map. The result is a map of the parts of Barcelona that is inaccessibility for people confined to wheelchairs. 3,578 architectural barriers and stumbling blocks have been documented on canal*ACCESSIBLE since December 2005. Golden Nica, Prix Ars Electronica, 2006: canal*Accessible by Antoni Abad, Category: Digital Communities.
Interview with Antoni Abad: Registering Realities, Parasiting Networks