Project Aims


  • The research aims to understand the everyday ways people name, identify with and relate to the Finsbury Park area. It investigates how these experiences of place by different people represent cultural complexity and looks at the role of shared spaces of encounter for civic culture.
  • Secondly, the research aims to evaluate how contemporary geographic information practice can map ‘super-diverse’ places such as Finsbury Park in an inclusive way, allowing multiple perspectives and experiences to be represented.
  • Thirdly, the research analyses how Ordnance Survey, Great Britain’s National Mapping Authority, can engage with a ‘super-diverse’ populace and respond to a diversity of users. Through this aim the research will explore the possibilities of mapping to engage local people and maps to engage a culturally complex area.