THE EDMONTON MAPPING PROJECT
A map is not the territory it represents, but if correct, it has a
similar structure to the territory, which accounts for its usefulness
- Alfred Korzybski -
THE EDMONTON MAPPING PROJECT: An alternative guide to Edmonton Green, explores how it is possible to employ mapping and indexing strategies to create an alternative version and vision of site and its potential experiences. Commissioned by LB of Enfield's Arts and Culture Team , the project worked with Edmonton's residents and visitors to build an alternative representation of how those who live, work and intimately navigate the area, may see and experience it.
As such, the resulting map does not try to fully or objectively represent this particular part of North London. Instead, it aims to function as an alternative guide to site: a guide that encourages you to look at, use and explore, Edmonton Green differently. It plots just some of the things, observations, and thoughts that the people who participated in the project deemed worthy of putting on the map. Another project, another group of people or, even just another conversation on a different day, may have produced another, and perhaps an altogether different, map.
As a consequence, this map, as any other map, is not the territory. What you do with that is up to you - and it matters.
Wednesday 22nd April 2009 / 6 - 8pm
An Alternative Guide to Edmonton Green Walking Tour
Saturday 6th June / 2 - 3.30pm
A walk to test and discuss the map and its ideas, as well as an opportunity to share views and stories of the neighborhood and its relation to how we see and understand who we are, where