Mapping Unknown Knowns: Sensitizing mobilities designers to mobile and lived experiences in physical infrastructures

Elisa Diogo de Andrade Silva, Ditte Bendix Lanng, Simon Wind

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Mapping is often known as the entangled method of recognizing, representing and examining the existing physical conditions of a design site. Therefore, it becomes an evocative requirement to urban designers’ work in order to develop design proposals (Corner 1999). In this paper, we focus on mapping in relation to analysis, representation, exploration and design of everyday travelling in the city. Such ‘mobilities design’ (Jensen and Lanng 2017) concerns routes, sites and artefacts of mobilities, e.g., road networks, train stations, and bike parking facilities. Some dimensions of these structures, such as quantitative flows, materials, solid structures and others, offer themselves relatively easy to be analysed and mapped. But these transit infrastructures are an important part of people’s daily life for more that their efficient transport purposes. In these nodes and corridors, embodied mobile experiences occur through everyday journeys; social and cultural encounters, emotions, atmospheres and resistances constantly materialize and dissolve, merge and separate. As an important arena of the urban fabric, the designerly knowledge of such transit infrastructures should include ephemeral, less representative dimensions of travellers’ embodied ‘dwelling-in-motion’ (Urry, 2007) and experiences.

The paper foregrounds a ‘Mapping-in-Motion’ graphic example, an experimental urban design student assignment aiming to map some of the less representative dimensions of journeys between A and B in Berlin infrastructures. The further objective of the paper is to contribute to advancing mapping as an operational tool that sensitizes mobilities designers to less-representational aspects of the intersection between embodied mobililities and physical infrastructures. Structured by James Corner’s (1999) mapping concepts of ‘extracts’ and ‘plotting’, the paper illustrates how mapping might be analytically enhanced to identify, illustrate and heighten the non-palpable unknown knowns of infrastructures of the city.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato29 nov. 2016
StatusUdgivet - 29 nov. 2016
BegivenhedC-MUS Conference: Material mobilities - Aalborg University, Aalborg, Danmark
Varighed: 29 nov. 201630 nov. 2016
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Periode29/11/201630/11/2016
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Diogo de Andrade Silva, E., Lanng, D. B., & Wind, S. (2016). Mapping Unknown Knowns: Sensitizing mobilities designers to mobile and lived experiences in physical infrastructures. Abstract fra C-MUS Conference: Material mobilities, Aalborg, Danmark.
Diogo de Andrade Silva, Elisa ; Lanng, Ditte Bendix ; Wind, Simon. / Mapping Unknown Knowns : Sensitizing mobilities designers to mobile and lived experiences in physical infrastructures. Abstract fra C-MUS Conference: Material mobilities, Aalborg, Danmark.
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Diogo de Andrade Silva, E, Lanng, DB & Wind, S 2016, 'Mapping Unknown Knowns: Sensitizing mobilities designers to mobile and lived experiences in physical infrastructures' C-MUS Conference: Material mobilities, Aalborg, Danmark, 29/11/2016 - 30/11/2016, .

Mapping Unknown Knowns : Sensitizing mobilities designers to mobile and lived experiences in physical infrastructures. / Diogo de Andrade Silva, Elisa; Lanng, Ditte Bendix; Wind, Simon.

2016. Abstract fra C-MUS Conference: Material mobilities, Aalborg, Danmark.

Publikation: Konferencebidrag uden forlag/tidsskriftKonferenceabstrakt til konferenceForskningpeer review

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Diogo de Andrade Silva E, Lanng DB, Wind S. Mapping Unknown Knowns: Sensitizing mobilities designers to mobile and lived experiences in physical infrastructures. 2016. Abstract fra C-MUS Conference: Material mobilities, Aalborg, Danmark.