Mapping Urban Information as an Interdisciplinary Method for Geography, Art and Architecture Representations

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In the current context, access to daily realities is becoming increasingly mediated and processed by maps, flooding us with spatial data that appears to be objective but needs to be questioned, or even disputed. On the other hand, there are some relevant aspects of the urban experience that elude the main maps provided by apps or big data visualizing projects. So this article points out alternative ways of mapping urban information in this context, by means of presenting and discussing the methodology and results of a mapping workshop carried out at a German university in 2017 with interdisciplinary groups of students. The aim was to provide new insights and readings of the contemporary city. We explored and invented the urban with a mix of creative research methods.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputing for a better tomorrow : Proceedings of the 36th eCAADe Conference - Volume 2
EditorsAnetta Kepczynska-Walczak, Sebastian Bialkowski
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationLodz
PublisherLodz University
Publication date2018
ISBN (Print)9789491207167
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event36th International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe - eCAADe 2018: Computing for a better tomorrow - Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland
Duration: 19.09.201821.09.2018
Conference number: 36

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We would like to thank Humboldt Foundation, Germany and Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico CNPq, Brazil for the financial support to fund this research project to which the “Layers of City” workshop was related and also all students of the workshop of Leuphana University Lüneburg.

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