Spatial citizenship: potentialities of participatory geospatial web

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Communication technologies recast the organization and production of the spatial and temporal scenes of social life and they open new possibilities of public action. The production of alternative representations of space, based on individuals’ georeferenced experiences, thoughts and emotions are increasingly supported by the potentialities of Internet based technologies, such as the ever more easy-to-use online software. The potential of these technologies to promote the agency, to change power relations and to disrupt the hegemonic discourse increase as more people become the authors of an informal flow of knowledge, information, memories and narratives. This research explores the potential of geospatial online practices, based upon the experiences, emotions and feelings to disclose the socially encoded meanings in specific spatial, temporal and cultural contexts, highlighting how spaces and citizenship are mutually constitutive. This communication will present case studies on the areas of education and public spaces.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationValores da Geografia. Atas do X Congresso da Geografia Portuguesa
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventX CONGRESSO DA GEOGRAFIA PORTUGUESA: Os Valores da Geografia - FCSH/NOVA, Lisboa, Portugal
Duration: 9 Sep 201512 Sep 2015



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