Festival Mobility and Transportation

July 2019

The Festival Mobility and Transportation project is a collaboration between members of the Edinburgh Festivals Transport Forum, the University of Edinburgh’s Data Driven Innovation Programme (DDI), Edinburgh Living Lab and The List. The goal of the project is to improve decision-making about public transport provision during the Festival season. The initial project will focus on the peak Festival period with the aim of developing a wider understanding of mobility into, around and within The City Region that will inform future planning and placemaking.


Community Mapping Workshop I: How do we ensure equitable and accessible culture in Edinburgh?

     When: 23rd April 2019

      Where: Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High St, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR

      Time: 12:00 – 15:00

Community Mapping Workshop II: What are the benefits and challenges facing cultural spaces in Edinburgh?

     When: 16th May 2019

     Where: Cutting Room, Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny St, Edinburgh, EH6 8RG

     Time: 12:00 – 15:00

Community Mapping Workshop III: Can we have greater geographic & demographic cultural diversity in Edinburgh?

     When: 13 June

     Where: WHALE Arts

     Time: 12:30 - 15:00

Community Mapping Pop-ups:

     When: 8th July 2019

     Where: North Edinburgh Arts, 15a Pennywell Court, Edinburgh

     Time: 12:00 – 14:00

     When: 17th May 2019

     Where: Edinburg Sculpture Workshop, 21 Hawthornvale, Edinburgh EH6 4JT

     Time: 18:00 – 20:30

     Where: Creative Edinburgh's Creative Circles Leith

     When: 19 March

     Time: 8:30 - 10:30am 

     Venue: Custom Lane, 1 Customs Wharf, EH6 6AL, Edinburgh

      Where: ‘What can we do to make great physical performance in Scotland?’

     Venue: Summerhall TechCube

     When: 25 February 2019


Guiding Research Questions:

· What is a cultural asset?  

· What are the challenges facing cultural spaces in Edinburgh on a local level and from a bottom-up perspective? Does current support for cultural infrastructure foster equity and inclusion? Do cultural producers interact with local communities and if so, how?  

· Can support for cultural infrastructure have a benefit on local communities? Does the location of cultural spaces have an impact on communities? Can we have more geographically diverse cultural spaces in Edinburgh?


Melisa Miranda Correa - Project Researcher, Graphic Designer, and GIS Specialist

Melisa is an Architect with an Ma in Architecture from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and an MPhil in Landscape Architecture at Edinburgh University. Her research is focused on landscapes of movement, cultural mapping, indigenous territories, participation methodologies and tenure maps. Her work experience, consists in consulting services for governmental institutions in tasks of community participation, city design and territory through multidisciplinary teams. She has been involved in plotting data on historic assets such as national monuments, renovation of urban spaces applying PNUD guidelines, among other studies. Currently she is a Research Associate at ESALA UoE for two Climate change related projects in Mexico City.



Morgan Currie - Project PI

Morgan is Lecturer in Data and Society in the Department of Science, Technology and Innovation Studies. She engages with the relationship between data and democracy and asks how data infrastructures condition the possibilities for democratic governance, civic behavior, and political struggle. Her research explores how civil society can use data as a tool to shape and contest political issues and also how new information technologies might open – or foreclose – democratic decision-making.

Contact: culturalmapping@ed.ac.uk

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This project was updated on:
July 2, 2019

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