Clara Crivellaro

Clara Crivellaro

Clara obtained a BA in Arts & Design (Drama & Photography) and completed a Master of Arts in Curating at Sunderland University.

She worked as an artist in a variety of contexts Throughout my career history. Clara delivered, coordinated and hosted heritage, arts and digital media participatory projects and workshops with a wide range of community groups, ages and learning abilities in the North East of England and Continental Europe. She has  also assisted in the design, curation and production of arts exhibitions and installations alongside other artists and curators. 

Clara is interested in heritage and the mechanisms at play in the production of culture and the relationship between culture and community. For Creative Exchange, she is interested in exploring participatory curatorial practices of community archives through the use of digital technology, and how these processes can assist communities in the representation of local histories and offer possibilities for new understanding and perceptions of the socio-architectural fabric of the city.

City Walks at My Place: Reflecting on experience and creating magic machines

12th Mar 2015
Elders Council members who participated in the City Walk in early February convened for another one-day workshop aimed at reflecting on the City Walk experience on John Dobson Street.  We invited participants to enter an imaginative space creating magic machines to help them achieve their wishes and desires for their own...

City Walks at My Place Project

20th Jan 2015
The City Walks method is being explored by members of the Elders Council in collaboration with researchers Rachel Clarke and Danilo Di Mascio alongside Newcastle Elders Council as part of the “MyPlace” project (www.myplace.ac.uk). MyPlace is a three years collaborative research project between Newcastle University, Northumbria University, Newcastle City Council and...

City Walks – a two-part method for civic engagement to be presented at CHI2015, Seoul

20th Dec 2014
Research carried out as part of the Tuning Into T Dan Smith project has been written up and has been accepted at the Conference of Computer Human Interaction - CHI2015 in Seoul, South Korea. The research paper, “Contesting the City: Enacting the Political through Digitally Supported Urban Walks”, presents City Walks...

Stories from home to home, making a walking tour in Erith Park

3rd Nov 2014
A new collaboration started with Erith Park, residents from a housing estate undergoing regeneration in SE London – Erith Park regeneration team, and Microsoft researcher Alex Taylor from Microsoft Research Cambridge. Erith Park is part of a regeneration project led by housing association Orbit entailing the demolition of five 1970s tower...

Digital Public What?

23rd Jul 2014
What is "Digital Public Space"? An Experimental Documentary by David Green, Jimmy Tidey & Clara Crivellaro.

From the T Dan Smith walk to “City Walks” : testing City Walks as a two part method

30th May 2014
Walks prototypes and tests from the Tuning into T. Dan Smith project have driven the development of a prototype city walking tour, called “City `Walk” that utilizes participants generated content gathered in the T Dan Smith walks undertaken during the first few months of the project. The T Dan Smith provided...

Tuning into T. Dan Smith links research with Newcastle University's Architecture MA students

25th Feb 2014
Academic partner on the project, Martyn Dade-Robertson linked our current research on the Tuning into T. Dan Smith project, with the interaction design module for architecture masters students, whereby learning from the interactive walking tour work and the students’ project work can inform each other. Students were asked to produce a...

Prototyping the T Dan Smith Walk: counterfactual maps, prompt cards and audio archives

20th Jan 2014
In early January project partners, Martyn Dade-Robertson and Alex Butterworth from Amber joined us for a one-day workshop to co-design the first walk prototype. In the workshop a framework for the walk was developed for testing on the 21st of January. The T Dan Smith walk prototype structure, tools and rules...

Detours and diversions in the city - digital archives as provocations

2nd Dec 2013
The project kick-started in mid October with a meeting between all partners, where we discussed  ways to explore the potential of situated digital content to provoke debate that may lead to socio-political action about the built environment and social practices in the city. The T. Dan Smith archive threads the city...

Grassroots heritage: how can digital technology empower people to take control of the places that matter?

22nd Jan 2013
This research project investigates the role(s) that design and digital technology can play in the socio-political arena of the city, product of historically and culturally situated practices. It will explore this field through the lens of unofficial everyday “heritage” practice, understood as a kind of 'social action', something that people create...