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.
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