Join us to hear from this year's Small Grant Scheme recipients on their project: 'What's in our mind (maps) today? Revisiting Kevin Lynch's Image of the City in the digital age.
The event will provide an opportunity to showcase the findings of their Small Grant Scheme Project Work. Through workshops and surveys, the project has sought to understand how digital tools shape differently the collective image of cities. With the emergence of digital tools, physical space in cities is no longer the dominant source of information about our urban environment. This begs the question:
In the era of digital information, is the public image of the city - based solely on the legibility of its paths, nodes, districts, edges and landmarks - still sufficient today?
Hear the outcomes of the project questionnaire 'Can you survive without your smartphone in the city?' - responded to by over 200 people. As well as the findings from two workshops, where the use of smartphones in orientation and imageability in the city was tested with 15 participants.
The presentation will be followed by a discussion, and we hope that you will bring your ideas and experiences to the conversation too!