Creative cartographies

Marnie Badham

Creative Cartographies are a way to registering emotion and experience as place knowledge. Cultural mapping and creative cartography are methods of inquiry in social art making, urban planning, and community development that can make visible the ways local stories, practices, relationships, memories, and rituals constitute places as meaningful. Artists and cultural development workers use forms of cartography as tools for engagement, research, and to draw attention to counter-narratives and the politics of land, place and history. Within a broader context of artistic contributions to the interdisciplinary field, this paper examines three recent art-research projects I recently undertook in collaboration with a number of communities, artists and researchers in both Canada and Australia.

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