Urban exposure

Feminist crowd-mapping and the new urban imaginary

Authored by: Nicole Kalms

The Routledge Companion to Urban Imaginaries

Print publication date:  October  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138058880
eBook ISBN: 9781315163956
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This chapter focuses on the possibilities and power of crowd-mapping as a feminist method for shaping urban space. Recognizing that women and girls have been historically excluded from urban discourse, the opportunity provided by crowd-sourced media to express their experiences of city spaces and their struggle and hope for social justice is new. As a democratic process, crowd-mapping can lead to action and solving real-world issues. With a view to harnessing crowd-mapped voices, and to extending socio-cultural understanding of cities, the possibility of more inclusive cities is revealed.

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