Community mapping and citizen social science

Date/Time: 22/06/2016 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

22 June, 18.00-20.00
The Peter Hall Room (G01), UCL Central House, 14 Upper Woburn Place, London WC1H 0NN

The advent of open source mapping technologies has in principle created the conditions for the emergence of a popular do-it-yourself cartography  articulating the concerns, political and personal, of all citizens. In this seminar we have brought together leading practitioners who have pioneered the contribution of map making to the development of citizen social science, developed participatory methods of community mapping, and explored the limits and conditions of democratising the production of knowledge in and against the urban planning process.

Panellists Muki Haklay, Giota Alevizou, Nicolas Fonty, Barbara Brayshay, John Wallett   Chair Janet Bowstead

Muci Haklay is founder and director of Mapping for Change and a pioneer of citizen science. Giota Alevizou is based at the Open University and has just completed an ESRC funded project on community asset mapping. Nicolas Fonty is an architect who is working on projects with Just Space and LivingMaps. Barbara Brayshay is a member of Guerilla Archaeology and edits the Waypoints section of LivingMaps review. John is the design director of LivingMaps and was involved in the production of A Young Persons Map and Guide to the Olympic Park.

Tickets £10/£7 concessions.


Venue: UCL Central House

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