Tactile Map: Edinburgh

Neighbourhoods have distinct identities, boundaries, often built at different times, for different city expansion projects they have their own textures and “feel”. In time these neighbourhoods become communities with commonalities, distinctive characterisitics and subculture. The physical textures of the Old Town include rough-hewn rock and cobbles, the New Town is smoother with polished stone, gloss-painted doors and brass steps. The emotional characteristics can be described in similar terms – Bruntsfield is frothy, Holyrood Park is prickly and textured.

Participating neighbourhoods included: Old Town, New Town, West End, Tollcross, Bruntsfield, Southside, Canongate, Calton Hill, Holyrood Park.

Research undertaken during 2009-2010 and exhibited at Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show 2011 in a plan chest.

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Date: 2010
Media & size: Blind collography using found materials, 780mm x 530mm
Exhibited: 2011 – Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show
Permanent Collection(s): National Library of Scotland