Education Gameplays

Mapping Urbanity

2016 Mapping Urbanity, Tampere. The 2 week workshop for students of Architecture of took the act of mapping from only observing to exploring space by doing small appropriations (with masking tape). The students would test the technology and methods on the university campus before they would explore the urban development site, Hiedanranta, west of Tampere.

The twitter geo-mashup produced collective maps with dynamic “geo tag clouds” where the words with #hashtags would appear on the map. This could zoom out and let the most common words stand out or zoom into the complexity of urbanity. A sauna was built in a later workshop as a result of the mapping.

Link to short PDF overview here