Communication Infrastructures and asset mapping with residents of Haringey
A series of engagement activities were conducted as part of the the project ‘Community through digital connectivity? Communication infrastructure in multicultural London’ led by Dr Myria Georgiou (LSE). As part of this project we exchanged knowledge regarding the role that communication plays in promoting or hindering community among London’s diverse populations in the diverse area of Harringay in North London. Dr Giota Alevizou offered conceptual and practical guidelines for adapting the asset mapping methodology used in the Creative Citizen project, which were used in three focus groups with diverse participants in English and in Turkish, and learned from other approaches used by the LSE team.
Our engagement with these different approaches has brought forward a number of critical questions about the strengths and weaknesses of asset mapping approaches when studying communication infrastructure and community.
Our engagement with asset mapping also inspired us in experimenting with innovative methodological approaches during the fieldwork with the LSE/USC project, which were further developed in a public engagement event, and has brought forward a number of critical questions about the strengths and weaknesses of asset mapping approaches when studying communication infrastructures within multicultural locales.