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Swinburne University of Technology presents

Perception of Place: Story Making


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Perceptions of Place, explores the representation of collective experiences and shared perceptions through mapping.

This talk looks at the role time, emotions, sensory inputs, and memory play in shaping these changing perceptions. This short presentation will reveal the mapping process and thinking behind these mapping prototypes. The crossover between scientific cartography and artistic expression will be discussed, as we appreciate how these different disciplines can be engaged to shape new approaches to cartography and reveal the map’s ability to impart emotion and evoke a sense of place.

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About the creator of this work

Joanna Gardener is a fulltime lecturer at Swinburne University of Technology in the School of Design. She is currently undertaking a PhD in the School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences with joint supervision from the School of Art, at RMIT University. Her interdisciplinary doctoral thesis examines the intersection of cartography, art and design and its role in understanding and shaping place. Prior to Joanna's academic career, she has gained more than 20 years of extensive industry experience nationally and internationally in art direction, brand strategy and design, photomedia, motion graphics and experiential design.



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