The Culture & Communities Mapping Project researches Edinburgh’s cultural landscapes by asking questions about cultural equity, cultural identity, and the links between geography, sociodemographics, and culture. We use methods of cultural mapping and GIS to reflect on the city’s cultural infrastructures and the spatial production of knowledge. See our various projects below.
A map of data relevant to culture in the City of Edinburgh. The map features several unique datasets of the city’s cultural spaces and cultural assets.
A series of seven cultural mapping events inviting people to offer their perspective on the city’s cultural assets and the places they value.
A virtual tour of murals and artist studios in collaboration with LeithLate. The map shows Leith neighbourhood street art and studio tours by artists in the Leith area.
Cultural mapping workshops in six communities peripheral to Edinburgh’s centre. We used paper maps and photographs to ask participants’ their feelings about their local area.
A map showing data on Festival ticketing, venues and outreach, against sociodemographic and event data.
A tool to create bike routes and see them in proximity to Edinburgh’s cultural spaces, street art, outdoor sculptures and historic sites.
A report describing how Edinburgh’s cultural institutions have helped support local communities during the 2020 pandemic.