Cartography of the unseen

“BlindWiki is a location-based audio network where citizens who are blind or partially sighted use smartphones to share their findings by posting sound recordings. The platform does not just contain information about difficulties and barriers but is also a repository for experiences, opinions, and stories, generating a creative and collaborative cartography of the unseen.”

Since 2004, Antonio Abad has furthermore worked on the project for which he has been inviting groups of people marginalized within society to express their experiences and opinions. Using mobile phones they create audio recordings, videos, texts, and images that are immediately published on the Web. Participants transform these devices into digital megaphones, amplifying the voices of individuals and groups who are often overlooked or misrepresented in the mainstream media.