• Cartocon2014

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  • Keywords

  • action research urban agriculture community gardens bottom-up self-organization collaboration critical collective cartography volunteered geographic information web mapping print design

  • Abstract

  • “This is science. It just doesn’t look like it.”

    Bernd Hilberer, Cartograph at Free University Berlin, 28.09.2013 at Allmende Kontor community garden
  • Berlin is known for its historically unique free spaces (Freiräume). Due to the morphogenesis of urban space after the wall broke down, all the city was scattered with temporary uses and squats. Despite people are constantly demanding their Rights to the City until nowadays, this development is in decline.

  • As an attempt to continue public participation in shaping (in the sense of gestalten) urban life worlds (Lebenswelten), activists are eager to create, maintain and publicise urban gardening initiatives. The Berliner Gartenkarte is a collective mapping initiative, formed by local students and researchers in collaboration with the urban agriculture community, that intends to visualize the gardens’ spatial distribution.

  • When the students programming and designing the map were asking within the activist network for spatial garden data, they ran into open doors: As the round table “Urban Gardening in Berlin” already articulated its need for such a map, together with the ZALF (Leibnitz-Zentrum für Agrarlandschaftsforschung / Leibnitz-Center for agricultural landscape research) and the Allmende-Kontor, they took the volunteered geographic information aggregated in the soon-to-be-released community hub stadtacker.net as a data source to their self-defined geoinformatics project. After negotiations about data licencing and collaborational details, the data got condensed it into a webmap prototype, still to be found in its original form at gartenkarte.de.

  • The print design took the data even further. A five month episode of collecting, refining and visualizing the dataset later, a DIN A0 Creative Commons map has been sent to the printer. Finally at a round table meeting during spring, twenty tarps and a hundred posters were distributed within the community. Additionally, the original printing document will always be available at gartenkarte.de/gartenplane.

  • This paper/presentation conveys the collective bottom-up production of this community-driven map that displays urban agriculture and - gardens in Berlin. Additionally it will inherently reflect on action research principles, the map’s meaning to the movement itself and position the authors’ work within the field of critical cartography.

  • Outlining current development vectors of the project and general speculations about the meaning of webmapping within the nexus of open source, self-organization and data visualization serve as sources. And because the mapping process has yet to finish, an euphoric conclusion about the field of collective cartographic representations is at the end of the argument.

  • Text

  • 1 Berlin’s Urban Innovations

  • 2 Studies, Research and Activism

  • 2.1 first take : web mapping

  • 2.2 second take : print design

  • 3 Collective Action Research

  • 4 Forthcoming

  • freiräume and public space
  • self-organization and the commons
  • urban gardening network
  • this paper’s flow of thoughts in one paragraph
  • entering the field
  • contacting the network
  • the idea
  • negotiations concerning data and licences
  • prototyping
  • reusing the data
  • workflow sketch
  • implications of working in an emerging field
  • book : knowledge map + …
  • webmap reworking
  • new revisions of printmap by community?
  • anstiftung ertomis, grünanteil, allmende kontor and civil society self-empowerement
  • collaboration w/ ICT

  • > 1.1

  • > 2

  • > 1.2

  • > 2.1

  • self defined scholary geoinformatics project

  • walking the nodes

  • context through meaningful relations
  • different working cultures
  • > 2.2

  • > 3.2

  • ideal : open data

  • compromise : creative commons

  • > 3.4

  • > 4

  • self hosted WMS

  • watercolor + real data

  • documentation

  • > 5.1

  • > 5.2.2

  • > 5.2.1

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