Cultural mapping capitalises on geospatial technology and cartography to present both quantitative and qualitative information in a visually-impactful and easy-to-digest format.
Designed to capture the interactions and movements between everyday people, their community and their built environment, cultural mapping has emerged as a practical and trendy means in which to identify patterns, gaps and trends in a given cultural space. Cultural mapping captures historical data and the actual usage patterns of a space. It presents a multi-dimensional picture of a community. It is particularly useful in the quest to deepen understanding of the communities around us.
My Community’s workshops walk participants through the various steps involved in cultural mapping. The process typically involves the identification of tangible assets; community engagement to accurately classify local spaces, activities and resources; and the extraction of intangible elements such as memories, symbolisms and values associated with a place.