Map Orkney Month final thoughts: Multi-vocal cartography and the collaborative re-imagining of place.

Public Archaeology 2015

After a month of collaborative mapping a new map of Orkney has been created. By thinking big, Map Orkney Month seems to have captured people’s imagination. Our map looks like Orkney, however it is far removed from the Ordnance Survey and the tourist trail of Neolithic World Heritage Sites, brochs and bird watching. Our map is an unfamiliar Orkney, revealed through the experience and creativity of its inhabitants.

 

Mapping was undertaken on all the main permanently inhabited islands in the archipelago, and on most days during March, often with multiple contributions per day. All the main modes of transport were included: plane, ferry, rowing boat, bus, car, push bike and walking. The imaginary and psycho-archaeological contributions from within Orkney following the journeys of photographer Gunnie Moberg, and Elsewhere including East London, Bergen – Norway, and Wei Ha Wei – China, added another level, blurring the distinctions between past and…

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One Response to Map Orkney Month final thoughts: Multi-vocal cartography and the collaborative re-imagining of place.

  1. mre1959 says:

    Nice reflection on the month, which I’ve enjoyed following…

    M

    On 6 April 2015 at 23:24, Archaeologists in Residence wrote:

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