Centre for Critical Heritage Studies


CCHS seminar: Mapping Memory routes with A. Terracciano & M. Haklay

11 February 2020, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Mapping Memory Routes A. Terracciano

CCHS seminar: Mapping Memory routes

Event Information

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Cecile Bremont – Centre for Critical Heritage Studies


Room 432
Taviton Street 14-16
United Kingdom

Mapping Memory Routes is a project initiated in 2016 by Dr Alda Terracciano to explore the heritage of everyday life in culturally diverse areas of London. For this iteration, she collaborated with Prof. Muki Haklay from the Geography department, and three external non-academic organisations, the Making Communities Work and Grow (MCWG), the Curve, and Pueblito Paisa community centres, to pilot a participatory design methodology, which will support the development of a wider research project on eliciting Community Memories for urban design and digital heritage. This presentation will focus on the realities of urban regeneration for local communities in London, discussing it in relation to intangible cultural heritage and sensorial urbanism as well as exploring the tools that technology and participatory methodologies can offer to citizens engaged in the process.

This presentation is based on a project funded by the Small Grants Scheme of the UCL Centre for Critical Heritage Studies (CCHS).

Open to all. No Registration required.

Photo © Aldaterra Projects by María Victoria Cristancho 

About the Speaker

Alda Terracciano and M. Haklay

Honorary Research Associate & Professor of Geographic Information Science at UCL Information Studies and UCL Geography

Alda Terracciano is Honorary Research Associate at the Department of Information Studies at UCL and co-leader of the Embracing the Archive cluster at the Centre for Critical Heritage Studies (CCHS) – a collaboration between UCL and Gothenburg University. She researched on digital economy at Queen Mary, University of London, and has been recently appointed Associate Research Fellow at Birkbeck University. She is co-founder of Future Histories, the first independent archive of African, Asian and Caribbean performing arts and is Artistic Director of the arts organisation Aldaterra Projects.

Prof. Haklay is Professor of GIScience, Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS) research group, Department of Geography, Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences. He is an expert in citizen science and geographical information science, as well as participatory mapping and digital platforms such as the Mapping for Change collaborative maps portal https://communitymaps.org.uk. Amongst other areas, his research has focused on supporting communities in becoming more resilient in the face of erosion of diverse cultural heritage.