‘Reading landscape’ : interdisciplinary approaches to understanding place. / Smith, M. J.; Parrott, F.; Monkman, A.; O’Connor, J.; Rousham, L.

In: Journal of Maps, 19.03.2019, p. 1-9.

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  • M. J. Smith
  • F. Parrott
  • A. Monkman
  • J. O’Connor
  • L. Rousham

Abstract

This paper outlines a collaborative project between a group of Fine Art and Geography students who helped develop and contribute to a conversation about recording ‘place’. Introducing methodologies from both disciplines, the project started from the premise of all environmental ‘recordings’ being ‘inputs’ and so questioned what could be defined as ‘data’ when encountering a location. Brunel’s Grand Entrance to the Thames Tunnel (London) provided the motivation for 10 objective and subjective ‘recordings’ which were subsequently distilled into a smaller subset and then used to produce a short film that was presented at an international conference. Important to the collaborative nature of the project were ongoing opportunities to share equipment, techniques, material and references across disciplines. It was an experiment to measure the potential for ‘mapping’ to capture physical and historical information, as well as embodied experience.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Maps
Early online date19 Mar 2019
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 19 Mar 2019
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