Nuno Sacramento and Brett Bloom: Deep Mapping - Applicable Tactics from a Specific Territory

Blake Morris


A review of Nuno Sacramento and Brett Bloom's book Deep Mapping, a guidebook for creating Deep Maps. Deep Maps are ‘expansive tools’ that highlight ‘the many lives, names, perspectives and positions, of the ones that, according to dominant forces, do not belong there’ (p. 18). Deep mapping decolonises cartography. Refuting a top-down approach in favour of perspectives from below, it encourages mutli-modal mapping methods created in collaboration. While specific to its own creation in the rural context of North Scotland, it offers a variety of starting points for the reader to craft her own Deep Mapping process that could ostensibly be applied anywhere in the world.

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