New Directions in Radical Cartography looks at the contemporary debates about the role of maps in society. It explores the emergence of counter-mapping as a distinctive field of practice, and the impact that digital mapping technologies have had on cartographic practice and theory. It includes original research, accounts of mapping projects and detailed readings of maps. The contributors explore how digital mapping technologies have sponsored a new wave of practices that seek to challenge the power that maps are commonly assumed to have. They document the continued vitality of analogue maps in the hands of artists and activists who are pushing the boundaries of what is mappable in different ways. New Directions in Radical Cartography draws on a rich body of mapping work that exists as part of community action, urban ethnography, environmental activism, humanitarianism, and public engagement.
Phil Cohen is the co-founder and Research Director of the LIVINGMAPS Network. He is Emeritus Professor at the Centre for Cultural Studies Research at the University of East London and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies, University College London.
Mike Duggan is a Teaching Fellow in Digital Culture at King’s College London.
Introduction: Why the Map is Not the Territory, Phil Cohen and Mike Duggan
Part I: Are We That Map?
Chapter 2: The Cultural Life of Maps: Everyday Place-Making Mapping Practices, Mike Duggan
Chapter 3: This Noise Matters: Participatory Soundmapping and the Auditory Experience of Homelessness, Paul Tourle
Chapter 4: Mapping the Right to the City: City Perception as a Shaping Force, Giulia Carones
Part II: Reclaiming the Territory
Chapter 5: Talking Maps and Diasporic Community, Jina Lee
Chapter 6: Stories of the Unmappable, Marija Biljan
Chapter 7: Former Fresnans: Mapping Home through a Memory Palace, Blake Morris
Chapter 8: The Busyness of Button Mapping: Exploring Children’s Everyday Politics in Belfast, Amy Mulvenna
Chapter 9: Mapping the Overlaid Life of Places of Play, Joel Seath and Kelda Lyons
Chapter 10: ‘Like the Palm of my Hand’: Children and Public Space in Central Athens, Christos Varvantakis
Part III: Watch This Space
Chapter 11: Just Mapping for Civic Action: Inclusive Neighbourhood Planning in the Elephant and Walworth, Barbara Brashay and Nicolas Fonty
Chapter 12: Empathy Walks, Leticia Sabino, Sofia Croso Mazzuco, Julie Plichon, Debanil Pramanik and Sonja Baralic
Chapter 13: WILD CITY | FIADH-BHAILE | ORASUL SALBATIC: Mapping the Wild in the Greeny Howe of Glasgow, Alec Finlay, Deirdre Heddon and Misha Myers
Chapter 14: Performing Cartographies: Getting Inside and Beyond the Map, Misha Myers and Lucy Frears
Chapter 15: Unmapping Space: Lines, Smudges and Stories, Kimbal Quist Bumstead
Part IV: New Scopes, New Scales
Chapter 16: Cartographic Care, or Caretographies: From London to Hong Kong, Sam Hind
Chapter 17: Mapshop: Learning to Map, Mapping to Learn, Emily Barrett and Matthew W. Wilson
Chapter 18: Map Orkney Month: Imagining Archaeological Mappings, Daniel Lee
Chapter 19: Field Drawings, Emma McNally
Chapter 20: Coda: Mapping the Pandemic: Cartesian Cartography and its Other Scene, Phil Cohen and Mike Duggan