Mapping the City through Film: From ‘Topophilia’ to Urban Mapscapes

  • Teresa Castro


In recent years, the idea of ‘mapping’ has become the object of much critical attention, gradually turning into a fashionable notion that found its way well beyond the field of cartography. Responding to a widely acknowledged ‘spatial turn’ in the social sciences and the humanities, this interest has both focused on the map as a meaningful artefact and on the process of mapping itself. The latter is understood to cover much more than the conventional techniques and operations deployed in order to produce traditional cartographic objects. In this new critical context, mapping refers to a multitude of processes, from the cognitive operations implied in the structuring of any kind of spatial knowledge to the discursive implications of a particular visual regime.


Urban Space Aerial Image Aerial Imagery Mapping Impulse Aerial View 
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