Malawi stories: mapping an art-science collaborative process

Nicholson, P. J. , Dixon, D. , Pullanikkatil, D., Moyo, B., Long, H. and Barrett, B. (2019) Malawi stories: mapping an art-science collaborative process. Journal of Maps, 15(3), pp. 39-47. (doi: 10.1080/17445647.2019.1582440)

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This paper outlines a project drawing together an artist working on creative GIS, a geomatics scholar, an NGO leader, a rural geographer and soil scientist, an environmental geochemist, and a political geographer. With a shared interest in the social and physical processes affecting people’s lives in Malawi, and the possibilities for interdisciplinary collaboration, the team engaged in practice-based mapping of our data sources and respective methodologies. The project relates to two sites in Malawi: Tikondwe Freedom Gardens and the Likangala River. The paper details our practices as we shared, debated, and repurposed our data as a means of situating these practices and data. Using paper and pen, whiteboard, PowerPoint, and web-design software, we note here our effort to map a ‘space of experimentation’ highlighting, and reflecting on, our diverse disciplinary orientations, training, instrumentation, recording, and reporting procedures, as well as bodily practices that enable and give animation to these factors.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Long, Dr Hazel and Barrett, Dr Brian and Dixon, Professor Deborah and Nicholson, Dr Philip
Authors: Nicholson, P. J., Dixon, D., Pullanikkatil, D., Moyo, B., Long, H., and Barrett, B.
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
Journal Name:Journal of Maps
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN (Online):1744-5647
Published Online:24 March 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 The Authors
First Published:First published in Journal of Maps 15(3): 39-47
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
3022290SFC-GCRF 2017/2018Jonathan CooperScottish Funding Council (SFC)SFC/AN/12/2017Research and Innovation Services
628361AHRC CDA via Aberystwyth - Engaging in Art/Science Collaboration: Communities, Visual Economies and the Spaces and Practices of Exhibition and DisplayDeborah DixonArts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)AH/J009377/1SCHOOL OF GEOGRAPHICAL & EARTH SCIENCES