Using ‘Fieldtrip GB app’ on my smart phone I’ve been able create ‘name maps’ of Finsbury Park. However, I will be creating many more maps along with community members through holding participatory mapping workshops with different groups across the area.
The groups will be with a range of local residents, community groups or students and will focus on mapping important sites, routes and landmarks for them. We want to show and make visible the local spaces and knowledges that are so important to making a place and yet often left off the ‘official map’ representation of neighbourhoods.
This will involve paper mapping and the production of a shared digital map which will be exhibited at Furtherfield Gallery, Nov. 2016.
If you are part of a group or know a group that would like to be involved, please get in touch via the contact form!