Applications of Memory Mapping

By engaging people in memory mapping exercises, Pedestrian City can serve as a public engagement tool  and a way for people to contribute to their city’s collective memory.

Pedestrian City encourages people to create memory maps as a way to make connections between the places they go and interactions they experience in a city. This helps them to connect the things they’ve noticed but maybe never put together in the same mental space, highlighting both celebrated and contested spaces. Memory maps can be used as a tool to contextualize neighbourhoods through the exploration of spatial memories and associations, and how these relate to how we choose our routes through the city.