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Exhibition. The Heuristics of Mapping Urban Environmental Change.

00:00 08 November - 00:00 10 November 2012

Location: Wilkins South Cloister. University College London

Heuristics exhibion

Dialogues in Milan, Cairo, São Paulo, Buenos Aires and London

THE HEURISTICS OF MAPPING URBAN ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE is a platform initiated in February 2012 by the Bartlett Development Planning Unit, University College London, coordinated by Adriana Allen, Alex Frediani and Rita Lambert with the support of UCL Environment Institute and Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities.

Through a heuristic process which involves an international network of researchers, activists, and organisations, the platform aims to apprehend how place-making practices by ordinary citizens reinforce, resist or transform the production or reproduction of injustices in cities, while examining the lessons and practical applications that can be drawn from various disciplines, both within UCL and internationally.

The first phase of the project, DIALOGUES ON THE MOVE  has brought together a wide range of academics and practitioners all over the world, from Milan, through Cairo, São Paulo, Buenos Aires and London. The latest event took place at UCL on 20th and 21st October and was accompanied by a fantastic range of posters contributed by mappers from all over the world, which will be publicly exhibited in the Wilkins South Cloister on 8th, 9th and 10th of November.

As the platform evolves, we are now embarking in a series of Action-Learning Alliances in which the agency of mapping and maps is explored through hands-on experiences. The first of these alliances will take place in Bogotá between 7th and 10th November focusing on supporting a number of grassroots organisations on mapping resistance in the popular re-appropriation of the south hills of the city, in collaboration with Foundation Erigaie and Centro Interdisciplinario de Estudios sobre Desarrollo (CIDER), University of Los Andes (Colombia).

To find more about the platform or to join it, please visit the dedicated website www.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/dpu/mapping-environmental-change