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The cool, creative mapping lounge

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Abstract


  • This case study outlines a methodology that combines vox

    pop style interviews, hand-drawn maps and specialised

    computer mapping techniques to produce a threedimensional

    representation of a city’s cultural vitality - as

    judged by its residents. In 2009, CAMRA researchers

    conducted a ‘mapping lounge’ at Wollongong’s largest

    annual festival, gathering stories and maps that identified

    over 2300 cool and creative places, spread across the

    city. The data revealed the localised nature of ‘creativity’,

    and the value of small-scale, decentralised cultural

    infrastructure.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Gibson, C. & Brennan-Horley, C. (2013). The cool, creative mapping lounge. In L. Andersen & M. Malone (Eds.), All Culture is Local: Good practice in regional cultural mapping and planning from local government (pp. 48-53). Sydney, Australia: UTS epress.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3273&context=sspapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/2272

Book Title


  • All Culture is Local: Good practice in regional cultural mapping and planning from local government

Start Page


  • 48

End Page


  • 53

Abstract


  • This case study outlines a methodology that combines vox

    pop style interviews, hand-drawn maps and specialised

    computer mapping techniques to produce a threedimensional

    representation of a city’s cultural vitality - as

    judged by its residents. In 2009, CAMRA researchers

    conducted a ‘mapping lounge’ at Wollongong’s largest

    annual festival, gathering stories and maps that identified

    over 2300 cool and creative places, spread across the

    city. The data revealed the localised nature of ‘creativity’,

    and the value of small-scale, decentralised cultural

    infrastructure.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Gibson, C. & Brennan-Horley, C. (2013). The cool, creative mapping lounge. In L. Andersen & M. Malone (Eds.), All Culture is Local: Good practice in regional cultural mapping and planning from local government (pp. 48-53). Sydney, Australia: UTS epress.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3273&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/2272

Book Title


  • All Culture is Local: Good practice in regional cultural mapping and planning from local government

Start Page


  • 48

End Page


  • 53