Creative Cardiff: utilising cultural mapping for community engagement

Murray, Samuel ORCID logoORCID: (2017) Creative Cardiff: utilising cultural mapping for community engagement. City, Culture and Society, 11 . pp. 4-11. ISSN 1877-9166 [Article] (doi:10.1016/j.ccs.2017.08.003)


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.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Part of special issue: Valletta 2018 cultural mapping: debating space and place. Edited by P.L. Sacco, G. Vella
Keywords (uncontrolled): Cultural mapping, Community engagement, Cardiff, HEIs
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts
Item ID: 29622
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Depositing User: Sam Murray
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2020 13:47
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2020 10:52

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