Gordon Institute for Business Sciences (GIBS) Socio-spatial mapping workshop
Type of project: Socio-spatial analysis
Location: Gordon Institute for Business Sciences (GIBS), Illovo, Johannesburg
Dates: November 2017
Client: Gordon Institute for Business Sciences (GIBS)
Collaborators: 1 to 1 Agency of Engagement
Keywords: Participatory mapping, socio-spatial mapping
The project was a short collaboration between U4E and 1 to 1 Agency of Engagement. Between the two organisations and together with the client, we organised a participatory mapping and design workshop for directors, staff members and lecturers to rethink the campus space. The workshop was co-facilitated by architecture graduate students who captured the information from the different participants. This information was captured and collated into a "life map" that was screened as it was being processed during the workshop. This project, very different in nature to the type of work that U4E usually does, allowed us to test a participatory mapping and design technology in an absolutely different context to where these ones are usually applied in.