Participants needed for a Research Study on July 3rd at the Greater London Authority City Hall

Participants needed for a Research Study on July 3rd at the Greater London Authority City Hall

Duration: 1 hour

Compensation: £20 voucher

Uncovering the Invisible is a photographic collaboration between Pablo and Roxana Allison which derives from Professor Catherine Davies’s project Genderlatam and is inspired by Professor Cathy McIlwaine’s No Longer Invisible Report: The Latin American Community in London. The exhibition is part of Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute’s (University of Nottingham) collaboration with Southwark Council implementing new technology. It directly follows a previous exhibition funded by the AHRC/University of Nottingham entitled Empowerment through Art in which Professor Catherine Davies led the project developing from her research on women’s independence and Latin America. Uncovering the Invisible is one of the first exhibitions to experiment the use Near Field Communication (NFC). NFC is an emerging technology which, for instance, allows NFC-enabled mobile phones to access information embedded in smart tags. The use of NFC tags is still underexplored, and the aim of this research study is to gain new insights into how to use this technology in cultural settings (e.g. museum, galleries, libraries, etc.).

RESEARCH STUDY: We are looking for 8-10 volunteers to take part in our research study. The study will take place at the Greater London Authority City Hall on July 3rd, 2014 (Address: GLA City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA).

You will be invited to visit the exhibition Uncovering the Invisible: Portraits of Latin-Americans in the UK – currently displayed at the City Hall – and use a smart phone (provided by us) to access the audio-visual content linked to each photo. A group discussion will follow involving you, the other study participants, and the researchers from the University of Nottingham. Please note that the group discussion will be audio recorded, and the data collected will be used for research purposes only. The study will last about 1 hour (up to 30 minutes for the exhibition visit and up to 30 minutes for the group discussion). The first slot will start at 15.00 and end by 16.00. The second slot will start at 16.30 and end by 17.30. The only requirements to participate are to be over 16 years old, and to register for one of the slots by July 1st by emailing to: For your participation in the study, you will be compensated with a £ 20 High Street Voucher (the voucher can be used in Asda, Waitrose, Amazon, John Lewis, etc.).