mobile*NATIVE is awesome!


Here’s an awesome project combining local history, indigenous youth and mobile technology: W2 Community Media Arts, in association with Catalan artist-in-residence Antoni Abad, presents mobile*NATIVE, a project that promises to bring together Aboriginal youth from three Vancouver-area Nations with GPS smartphones to map their local histories. Youth from the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Wautth nations between the ages of 14 and 30 are invited to contact local artist & blogger Dustin Rivers at to get involved.

Lleida-born artist Antoni Abad has spent his extensive career exploring the artistic possibilities of interactive media and communication networks.

In coordination with the native youth from this region, the mobile*NATIVE project will use digital and mobile technology to explore indigenous identity and representation. Within the city, geo-located photographs, audio recordings and text will be instantly uploaded to the website. The mobile*NATIVE map will be shaped by each participant as they trace their own territorial history as well as their present.