Creative Cardiff: utilising cultural mapping for community engagement

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Murray, S. 2017. Creative Cardiff: utilising cultural mapping for community engagement. City, Culture and Society. 11, pp. 4-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ccs.2017.08.003
TypeArticle
TitleCreative Cardiff: utilising cultural mapping for community engagement
AuthorsMurray, S.
Abstract

In 2014 Cardiff University set up a Creative Economy team tasked with exploring how the university could improve its relationship with creative practitioners around the city. To explore this relationship the team embarked upon a research project to map creative industries in the city using a mixed methodology of online data collection and semi-ethnographic interviews. As the project progressed the creative economy team designed and launched a city-wide creative network Creative Cardiff connecting the city's creative populous through events, resources and a website with membership subscription. This article explores how mapping can be used to develop the university/creative economy relationship within metropolitan spaces as a contributor to the development of the modern civic university. It also explores the opportunities and challenges posed by a mapping project of this scale, taking into account debates in cultural mapping literature as to what a map actually is.

KeywordsCultural mapping, Community engagement, Cardiff, HEIs
LanguageEnglish
PublisherElsevier
JournalCity, Culture and Society
ISSN1877-9166
Publication dates
Online19 Sep 2017
Print31 Dec 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited09 Apr 2020
Accepted29 Aug 2017
Output statusPublished
Additional information

Part of special issue: Valletta 2018 cultural mapping: debating space and place. Edited by P.L. Sacco, G. Vella

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ccs.2017.08.003
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