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Reclaiming place through marginalized narratives - A critical geography and humanistic approach to the cartographic visualization of Beyoğlu, Istanbul

Dolma, Ceren (2021) Reclaiming place through marginalized narratives - A critical geography and humanistic approach to the cartographic visualization of Beyoğlu, Istanbul.

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Abstract:This study attempted to develop, document, and evaluate cartographic visualization techniques that are driven by feminist visualization principles in the context of Beyoğlu - I Will Survive map, a countermapping project that deals with issues of gentrification and urban development. These visualization techniques were intended to fulfil different goals of the project, such as conveying a collective sense of place, raising awareness of the challenges the neighborhood faces, and encouraging map users to take action. The data used for the project consisted of memories and posed unique cartographic challenges as they were text-based and rich in information. Conventional and unconventional visualization techniques were proposed to address these challenges and an evaluation was undertaken to assess what was gained and lost when these techniques were used. The evaluation took the form of an online questionnaire and was answered by 103 respondents. Results showed that although the unconventional visualization techniques were more difficult for the map users to understand, they could still be more effective than the conventional ones in fulfilling the aims of the feminist visualization principles. Based on the findings, further recommendations and considerations were identified for counter-mapping practices and cartography at large.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:ITC: Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation
Programme:Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation MSc (75014)
Link to this item:https://purl.utwente.nl/essays/89091
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