Atlas of subjective transformation –
A participatory mapping platform for Leipzig
01. The project
Urban landscapes change rapidly and people have different opinions and emotions about how these transformations affect their cities. While some people see urban transformations as a source of growth and greater well-being, many perceive them as a threat to their daily lives. Rising rents and the gentrification of neighbourhoods have a strong impact on a city’s liveability.
02. The piece
Together with Moritz Ahlert, I created the web-based »Atlas of Subjective Transformation« for the city of Leipzig (see website). It seeks to capture perceived developments in the city in a crowd-sourced database. It allows anyone to input information about specific places that have undergone a transformation process that is deemed important. Subjective interpretation of this process is reflected in the visualization of these places through emojis and a 3D »transformation landscape«.
03. Public screening
The »Atlas of subjective transformation« was shown as an interactive map installation at the Glasfabrik Leipzig in September 2017 in the context of the »Stadttfinden Festival« and still lives on the internet here: emojimap.de.