08 Sep 2015

Cultural Mapping as Cultural Enquiry | publication

culturalmapping

A new publication from Routledge - Cultural Mapping as Cultural Enquiry - presents an edited collection of international perspectives that provide an introduction to the emerging interdisciplinary field of cultural mapping.

Cultural mapping is a mode of inquiry and a methodological tool in urban planning, cultural sustainability, and community development that makes visible the ways local stories, practices, relationships, memories, and rituals constitute places as meaningful locations.

The chapters address themes, processes, approaches, and research methodologies drawn from examples in Australia, Canada, Estonia, the United Kingdom, Egypt, Italy, Malaysia, Malta, Palestine, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, and Ukraine.

Contributors explore innovative ways to encourage urban and cultural planning, community development, artistic intervention, and public participation in cultural mapping—recognizing that public involvement and artistic practices introduce a range of challenges spanning various phases of the research process, from the gathering of data, to interpreting data, to presenting "findings" to a broad range of audiences. The book responds to the need for histories and case studies of cultural mapping that are globally distributed and that situate the practice locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

The collection editors are Nancy Duxbury, W.F. Garrett Petts and David MacLennan.

Cultural Mapping as Cultural Enquiry:  published July 2015 by Routledge. You can view a sample of the contents, chapter list etc. here


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