OVERLAY uses techniques of social media annotation to examine the discourses of multiple stakeholders in urban development processes.
The main research question we pose is: How may digital environments be used to represent and circulate participation of multiple stakeholders in the progression of major urban development sites?
OVERLAY will depict dynamics of diverse processes involved and it will visually demonstrate their various characteristics through different media (e.g flickr tags, wiki, video interviews, historical documents, dialogues with planners, tags, AR overlays etc). A public discursive domain will be constructed via Origo and linked to other social media applications and uses.
OVERLAY creates a critical, performative and multimodal discourse plane ‘above’ the planning, media and marketing discourses city dwellers and the public meet. It’ll offer ‘user generated content’ in the form of multi-voiced ‘cityzen’ narratives.