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Poetic expressions of smart donations with Oxfam

Inspace City Screen at Potterrow in Edinburgh
from Monday, 10th January to Wednesday, 23 February 2022

Three commissioned researchers cut through the corpus of a major research project that took place between 2019 and 2021: the OxChain Smart Donations project. The OxChain project set out to explore how blockchain technologies could be used to reshape value in the context of international development and the work of Oxfam to reach new audiences.

Our three commissioned artist researchers, using their own unique media forms and methods, are: Bakita Kasadha (poetic inquiry), Martin Glynn (data verbalisation) and Nicky Melville (experimental lyric poetry). They have designed this series of poetic responses to transactional cultures, blockchain and smart donations. Excerpts of their written and performed works have been reimagined for Inspace City Screen by Ray Interactive and you will be able to see and read their full works on the exhibition website from the 10th of January 2022.

Learn more about the OxChain Smart Donations project:

Watch videos from our OxChain project showcase:

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Animation about the Smart Donations app created in collaboration with Oxfam Australia for the OxChain project.

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At Inspace, we are future focused and ask the public to imagine new innovations and their possibilities. We aim to inspire and not just inform.

Inspace is a venue which:

  • Provides a space for people to explore, learn and create
  • Unlocks data
  • Demystifies technology
  • Encourages designing with data
  • Offers a play space to try out new ideas
  • Offers a research context to work in
  • Brings people together and offers new collaborations
  • Showcases research but through an artist or designers’ eyes
  • Encourages new collaborations
  • Is open to everyone

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