University of Washington Bothell
Feb 17, 2023, 3:35 PM - 5:00 PM
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Creative geographic visualization is situated at the intersection of geography, arts, and digital humanities. It emphasizes forms of visualization and mapping that preserve, represent, and generate more authentic, contextual, and nuanced meanings of space and the people that inhabit space—using specifically artistic and humanistic perspectives and approaches. Creative geographic visualization is an expansion of critical and qualitative GIS practices, and a new alternative to historically science-rooted approaches to GIS and mapping (Cope and Elwood 2009; Hawkins 2017; Schuurman 2000). This presentation is partly a theoretical and practical reflection on the idea of mapping haunted data and happy place and partly an account of an ongoing interdisciplinary collaboration between an urban geographer who has an interest in qualitative possibilities of GIS and an arts scholar who specializes in thinking about digital culture and creative practice. The goal is to create space for re-imagining where and how mapping and GIS are practiced—a critical and creative engagement of/with GIS and geovisualization.
Jin-Kyu Jung is an urban geographer/planner whose interdisciplinary research program contributes to develop new ways of expanding critical, qualitative, and creative possibilities of/with GIS and geographic visualization in understanding socio-spatial processes and politics of urban space in an engaged way. His research offers geographers and interdisciplinary scholars epistemological and methodological innovation in digital technologies that integrate various forms of data/evidence and representation, and analysis often seen as incompatible: qualitative and quantitative, visuality and numeracy, texts, and maps, and artistic and scientific. By applying in research on a variety of topics such as people’s perception of community, the imagination of social space, representation of urban precarity and inequality, and urban regeneration and smart cities, he is committed to demonstrate how this integrated approach generates deeper and more nuanced geographical insights than are possible within singular epistemological and methodological frameworks, and allows us a meaningful community engaged scholarship.