Mapping gender in cities
Geolocative mapping has become a useful way to create and share content, and to shed light on hidden experiences in cities. Through “tagging” locative “pins” on web-based city maps, the comments, perceptions, and experiences of users makes a digital narration that is streamed live and in real time. While digital technologies are implicated in public surveillance, there are opportunities to use social media to shape the everyday practices of urban life. The capacity for geolocative to be deployed as a valid design research method has been underestimated.
The XYX Lab's previous research has focused on geo-locative crowd-mapping as an activist tool in feminist activism. A strong PhD proposal will advance knowledge of the social inequity of women, gender-diverse and/or other marginalised groups using innovative methods. The proposed project should:
- engage a gender-sensitive/intersectional design of the interactive interface
- engage gender-sensitive/intersectional methods through a GIS survey
- propose data collection through the innovative platform