Experience Mapping


The Fourth World Congress of Psychogeography 2021

 'Playing out'

Sat 4th & Sun 5th September 2021
Huddersfield University, UK


'Experience Mapping' is an attempt to create a virtual map of the collective experiences of 4WCOP participants, whether they be physical or virtual participants.

The project was created by Patrick S. Ford and Dr. Nina, Yiu Lai Lei.

The map aims to represent the collective experience of the congress, not a specific geographical location, nor the experience of a single person.

Willing participants were invited to capture photographs as they took a walk during the allotted time of the congress, travelled to or from an event or even as they participated in one of the physical events and/or activities. 

Eventually five people responded to the open call by sending photographs, along with a note of the time the photograph was taken and also what activity was brought to mind during that walk, meditative or playful, along with any other significant observations.

All accumulated images and information were combined into a single map that represented the collective experience of the weekend as a virtual journey. 

A recording of the project presentation can be viewed here.

A pdf version of the Experience Mapping project introduction that was presented at the 4WCOP 2021 on Saturday 4th September, 10-10:30 am can be downloaded below, along with a pdf of the final map:

'Experience Mapping Project Introduction' pdf

'Experience Map 4WCOP 4-5 Sept 2021' pdf