Journal article

Multimodal mapping - a methodological framework(*)

Kelum Palipane

JOURNAL OF ARCHITECTURE | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Framed within a broader discussion of demographic marginalisation in urban regeneration projects, this paper considers how the non-visual might be understood, valued and represented through an expanded mode of site analysis that allows for a nuanced reading of demographically complex urban conditions. Drawing on detailed fieldwork in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray, this paper outlines a multimodal mapping technique that spatialises and materialises emplaced and embodied knowledge. Sensory rhythms associated with occupation of space are recorded, and immersive ethnographic techniques are used to supplement the identified rhythms. The sensory data is then translated into multimodal mapping ..

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