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“The workshop was very interesting […]. It made me think about the people living in buildings rather than the buildings themselves. As architects, I think we easily forget about that.”


Learn to map the social context

The workshops ‘Social Context Mapping’ are aimed at visualizing urban areas by means of ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ data.

1. Selection of layers – do neighborhoods with more citizen initiatives show a larger sense of safety? What is the correlation between age groups and wishes for the future of the area?
2. Fieldwork – collect the data to fill each layer. Some information may be readily available, some data needs to be converted or extracted from social media analysis. Much of the qualitative ‘soft’ data is generated by means of fieldwork (interviews, questionnaires, observations and meetups).
3. Mapping – digital and/or analogue visualisation of the layers into a multidimensional map with rich, useful data.

When: 2015 –
Collabration partners: a.o. Belgrade.SCAPES:LAB / I Think BG, housing corporation Ymere, students of UvA course ‘Perspectives on Amsterdam’, students of UvA summer school ‘The Everyday City and Beyond’
Where: a.o. Savamala, Belgrade (Serbia), Almere, different areas in Amsterdam

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