Maps Event: Mapping for the Real World

Thursday, 14th May, 6 – 8pm

70 Paul Street, EC2A 4NA

An evening of presentations looking at how mapping shapes the world around us, and can be used as a design tool.

Laura Ferrarello The Royal College of Art

Maps, Nations and Public Spaces in the Age of the Internet 

This talk addresses the value of maps as a social and public domain demarcating physical space. Do GPS-led maps reshape our perception of physical space? By means of GPS coordinates, orchestrated by private corporations, maps exert territorial domain, to the extent that they modify the Romantic concept of nation – as a territory clearly defined by borders, it is losing its physicality. On the other hand, immaterial Internet domains like Facebook and Google are increasing in territorial sovereignty, which directly influences political decisions and citizens’ rights to dwell in space.

Cany AshAsh Sakula

Collective Custom Build: how to animate a Common Room

Richard BrownAffordable Wick

A look at the migration of the creative demographic and its influence on the neighbourhoods occupied.

Kim Swallowe – Cherwell District Council, Oxfordshire

The Self-build Agenda and Patterns of Development

How masterplanning and mass house building are affecting the landscape, looking at the design processes behind examples in the UK and abroad.

£3 entry including a glass of wine – book through Eventbrite