Subjective Maps is about people designing their own map of the town they live and work in. People come together in a workshop setting to draw maps, tell their stories and meet each other. The project then produces maps that can be used by others to visit and navigate the town.
The project aims to:
1. Promote the successful integration of minority and non-Maltese nationals in Maltese community.
2. Identify the diversity in place-people relations and to map those relationships people have with the place where they live and where they call ‘home’.
3. Capture visual narratives of residents’ about their towns and communities.
4. Valorise visions of the community as share-able capital.
5. Provide a new representation of the town/village/community that is free of ‘cultural’ branding that valorises the touristic and heritage value of a place over the individual residents’ narratives and routes.
6. Provide a platform where community members meet and discuss their public spaces.
The workshops are open to anyone who uses the locality on a regular basis; residents and people who spend a good part of their days in the locality for work or leisure purposes. The participants should ideally represent the community’s diversity in terms of ages, nationalities, backgrounds and minorities.
Details of the Valletta Subjective Maps workshop below: