A 'more-than-representational' mapping study: | lived mobilities + mundane architectures |

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In urban design mapping is a generative tool that can evoke site conditions and animate design potentials. James Corner has stated that a “map is already a project in the making” (1999b, p.216), and thereby points to the evocative ‘agency’ of mapping in composing a design project. This paper takes Corner’s essay as its starting point. It couples his considerations with non-representational research to elaborate mapping as a ‘more-than-representational’ tool with which to think and work when we seek to understand and evoke design sites in conjunction with the lived world. This coupling is done through a concrete mapping study of a suburban site of lived mobilities and mundane architectures. From this standpoint the paper elaborates three central attentions of mapping as a creative and reflected more-than-representational tool in urban design: the evocations of eventfulness of sites, intricate relations between lived lives and architecture, and the potential yet-to-be of sites.
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In urban design mapping is a generative tool that can evoke site conditions and animate design potentials. James Corner has stated that a “map is already a project in the making” (1999b, p.216), and thereby points to the evocative ‘agency’ of mapping in composing a design project. This paper takes Corner’s essay as its starting point. It couples his considerations with non-representational research to elaborate mapping as a ‘more-than-representational’ tool with which to think and work when we seek to understand and evoke design sites in conjunction with the lived world. This coupling is done through a concrete mapping study of a suburban site of lived mobilities and mundane architectures. From this standpoint the paper elaborates three central attentions of mapping as a creative and reflected more-than-representational tool in urban design: the evocations of eventfulness of sites, intricate relations between lived lives and architecture, and the potential yet-to-be of sites.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNordic Journal of Architectural Research
Volume30
Issue number1
Number of pages14
ISSN1893-5281
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventTransforming Site Methodologies - Aalborg Universitet, Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 26 Sep 201327 Sep 2013

Conference

ConferenceTransforming Site Methodologies
LocationAalborg Universitet
CountryDenmark
CityAalborg
Period26/09/201327/09/2013

    Research areas

  • Mobility, Mobilities, Mobilitet, Urban Design, mapping, non-representational, site
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