Prøverommet invites you to participate in a beta test* of VUMA Soner, the geo-triggered audio app by VUMA Projects, made in collaboration with BEK. Tickets are free but registered through TicketCo (only 8 spaces per time-slot).
We will meet at Bergen Assembly’s office to download the app before heading into the city to test it out, then come back together at the end at Bergen Kjøtt. Your feedback will be important for the final project, to be launched at BEK’s upcoming event Latent City starting November 12th, 2020.
VUMA Soner honours the voices, stories and talent of people of colour in Scandinavia. This chapter of the app contains a collection of thoughts, reflections, and conversations, remembered or spontaneous, tied to specific landmarks, buildings and areas in the city. The authors are all people living in Bergen, some speaking in Norwegian and some in English. The sounds can be accessed in six central locations through a free downloadable app, which can be combined into one long, or multiple small walks.
Tickets are free but registered through TicketCo (only 8 spaces per time-slot).
– Monday 19. nov at 12.00 – 15.00 – find your tecket here
– Monday 19. nov at 17.00 – 20.00 – find your ticket here
To take part, participants require a device with iOS11.1 or Android 4.1 and up, and headphones. If you do not have these, please get in touch beforehand and we can arrange for you to borrow them.
If you have any questions about the VUMA Soner beta test, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
* A ‘beta test’ is the trial of an app in the final stages of development, usually carried out by people who are unconnected with the making of it.
Vu•ma \vumə\ noun
Origin: Swahili / Bantu
1: a buzz or rumble 2: a loud sound 3: a trend; news known among many people 4: a movement 5: a strong wind.
VUMA Projects is an initiative to see more young people of colour heard and represented in Scandinavia, on their own terms. It was started in Bergen, Norway by four women of multicultural backgrounds.
VUMA Projects write, edit, research, run events, consult on diversity practice, and much more.