Co-Creating Interactive Geo-Visual Stories: Counter Mapping Methodologies

Activity: External funding peer-review


Contemporary mapping tools encode rigid Western assumptions, separating entanglements and denying resilience within fluid boundaries made and remade from inside by communities reasserting legitimacy erased. This guide examines inclusive counter-mapping practices enabling underrepresented groups to visually articulate silenced perspectives, stories, and historical narratives and includes practical workshop guidance to empower equitable participation, and leverage situated knowledge to build interactive narratives. Tailored scaffolding facilitates multi-perspective story generation methodologies analysed through postcolonial, counter, and participatory mapping lenses. The outcomes incorporate local site-specific meaning into an interactive digital artefact.
Period13 Mar 2023
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Counter-mapping
  • Participatory mapping
  • Interactive visualization
  • Narrative cartography
  • Critical GIS
  • Postcolonial theory
  • Historical narratives
  • Situated knowledge
  • Underrepresented groups
  • Postcolonial mapping
  • Indigenous geographies
  • Co-creation
  • Dominant paradigms
  • Lived experiences
  • Exclusionary accounts
  • Accessible mapmaking
  • Geospatial practices
  • Western scientific ideologies
  • fluid spatial boundaries