The Community Knowledge Initiative (CKI) fosters community university partnerships that aim to promote the principles and practices of civic engagement and democracy.

Event Details

Community Mapping Lecture & Workshop

Thursday, 6th of November 2014 (10:30 – 16:00) @ Moore Institute, NUI Galway

Envisioning Our Vibrant Communities: Community Mapping as Transdisciplinary Research and Practice

Co-hosted by Community Knowledge Initiative & Ómós Áite: Space, Place Research Network, Centre for Irish Studies, NUI Galway

Public Lecture and Workshop

Thursday November 6th 2014

Moore Institute, NUI Galway

This public lecture and workshop will be conducted by Dr. Nick Gant, Community 21 and the University of Brighton with colleagues, Joshua Barnes and Joe Palmer, and facilitated by Dr. Tim Collins, Dr. Nessa Cronin (Ómós Áite, Centre for Irish Studies) and Ann Lyons (Community Knowledge Initiative), NUI Galway.

Both events are free, but as numbers are limited it is necessary to book in advance. To book your place, please email Ann Lyons at: on or before Friday 31st October 2014.


10.30am Registration

11.00am-12.30pm Public Lecture: Community Engagement: Mapping and Envisioning Projects

In this lecture Nick Gant will discuss his work in utilising a range of innovative, co-designed ‘digi-tools' for enabling sustainable neighbourhood planning.

12.30pm-1.00pm Walking Tour of exhibition Interpreting Landscape: Tim Robinson and the West of Ireland / Rianú Talún: Tim Robinson agus Iarthar na hÉireann, Hardiman Research Building, NUI Galway.

1.00pm-2.00pm Lunch

2.00pm-4.00pm Workshop: Technology Tools and Community Mapping

Participants will collaborate and use some of the fun and accessible technology tools to create an interactive, augmented map of animated community stories, ideas and issues for a vibrant community.