The model of the post modern city as an ‘assemblage’ or ‘space of flows’ poses a special challenge to ethnographers and cartographers to produce more fluid forms of mapping, keyed in to urban networks, while also articulating fixities of power, property, privilege and prestige. This seminar will present a range of recent work which in different ways attempts to address this issue.
- Rhiannon Firth Anarchy in the Maproom? The Case of 56a Infoshop
- Paul Watt Mapping Mobilities : the East London Diaspora
- Adam Dant Mapping the New East End
Chair : Phil Cohen
Venue: Birkbeck College Dept of Geography, Environment and Development Studies
Rhiannon is the author of ‘Utopian Politics: Citizenship and Practice’ and is involved in grassroots education and community politics. Paul is an urban ethnographer who has made a special study of changing housing, migration and social patterns in East London and recently co-edited ‘Mobilities and Neighbourhood: Belonging in Cities and Suburbs(‘ 2013). Adam is an artist who has produced a series of alternative maps of East London.