FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF TINSLEY

It is amazing how a spending a day in an area (in this case Tinsley, Sheffield) can revel various interesting layers of social, political and economic parameters that fits into J.K. Gibson-Graham’s notion of a ‘diverse economy’, in which our stereotypical ‘mainstream’ capitalist economies are broadened into alternative economies and transactions which have been discussed in conversations in the Tinsley Forum Community Allotment. This will be explored in further detail in future posts.

The mapping process started off by mapping the physical context at different scales:-

>Environmental and air quality
>Infrastructure, connectivity and walkability; barriers, borders, distances
>Necessity networks: i.e. food networks, ecosystems etc.
>Retail and Industrial territories
>Social nodes
>Spontaneous proto-urban conditions

SCALED-INITIAL CONTEXTUAL MAPPING SKETCH OVERLAYS-1

The above is definitely not and exhaustive of ‘physical context’, and as we discover deeper into the undercurrents of Tinsley, new layers will be added and modified as well as intangible layers (such as relationships, memories, transactions, rewards, participation) are revealed through further mapping.

SCALED-INITIAL CONTEXTUAL MAPPING SKETCH OVERLAYS-2

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