Artistic Approaches to Cultural Mapping: Activating Imaginaries and Means of Knowing (Hardback) book cover

Artistic Approaches to Cultural Mapping

Activating Imaginaries and Means of Knowing

Edited by Nancy Duxbury, Will Garrett-Petts, Alys Longley

© 2018 – Routledge

272 pages

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Hardback: 9781138088238
pub: 2018-05-30
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This book explores the ways in which cultural mapping techniques can be applied to a range of artistic forms and practices across different social, cultural, political and spatial contexts. It analyses the potential of cultural mapping as a mode of practice-led research, providing theoretically informed discussion around the relationship between spatial knowledge and the representation of people, place and cultural activity.

Table of Contents

Part I. Contexts and Foundations 1. Shadowing passage: Cultural memory as movement form 2. Artists as cartographers – mapping performatively 3. Art and cartography: Mapping narrative cartography Part II. Self Place 4. Sketch and script in cultural mapping 5. Other lives and times in the palace of memory: The audio-walk as a deep-mapping practice 6. Modeling the organic: Cultural value of independent artistic production Part III. Community – Place 7. Performing mapping: Expressing the ephemeral and intangible 8. Herbarium, a map of connections between inhabitants and landscape 9. Curating community engagement as pathway to mapping 10. The role of cultural practices in the realization of the right to the city: Looking through the cultural mapping of the slums of Belo Horizonte 11. Mapping the intangibilities of lost places: A scenographer on the terrain of development forced displacement and resettlement Part IV: Cultures of Place 12. Mapping as a performative process: Some challenges presented by art-led deep mapping that aims to remain unstable and conversational 13. The language and fieldwork of local flaneury: Walking, sensing, mapping 14. Stories of chairs: Strategy, communication and participation 15. Exploring routes: Mapping, folklore, digital technology, and communities 16. Heard it through the folkvine: Emotional appeal in public scholarship 17. In closing: A dialogue on key issues and research lines

About the Editors

Dr. Nancy Duxbury, Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Dr. W.F. Garrett-Petts, Thompson Rivers University, Canada

Dr. Alys Longley, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography