Mapping the Future

Date/Time: 22/07/2014 from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

GIS Cartography is increasingly used as a tool of governance but how far can it be mobilized for radical pedagogies and community action? And do the imaginative and narrative maps produced by visual artists and critics offer a more precise, as well as more poetic, way of representing the emergent political and cultural landscape of London?

  • Louise Francis Participatory Mapping and Community Action: New Directions in Citizen Social Science
  • Ken Worpole The Emergent Landscape of Thames Gateway


Venue : The Young Foundation

Louise is co-founder and director of ‘Mapping for Change’ and a strong advocate of citizen science. Ken is a cultural critic and environmentalist who has written widely on aspects of contemporary urban design and architecture, his most recent book based on his long term collaboration with the photographer Jason Orton ‘The New English Landscape’ (2013).

(We regret that Laura Oldfield Ford is not able to present at today’s seminar but hope to engage her at a later date during the next 2014/5 series)

Venue: The Young Foundation

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