Greenwich Emotion Map

Short description:

Artist Christian Nold worked with different neighborhood groups to explore the area afresh and build an emotion map of the area that explores people’s relationship with their local environment. The project was set up as a series of participatory workshops that invited people to borrow a Bio Mapping device and go for a walk. The device measures the wearer’s Galvanic Skin Response (GSR), which is an indicator of emotional arousal in conjunction with their geographical location.

Project timeline: 2005 – 2006

Initiator/s: Christian Nold

Initiator type/s: Individual / Citizen group

Location: Greenwich, London, UK and a few other neighbourhood

Scale of data collection: Neighborhood


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Overall description of the method, purpose and focus of the project

Offline and/or Online: Offline, Online

Problem oriented / Open ended: Problem oriented

Data collection method:



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Research design type:

If qualitative and quantitative methods were mixed how was this done?

Quantitative data referring to a participants emotional arousal was combined with qualitative data regarding their actual feelings in specific places on the map

Input data sources:

Citizens – please describe what data was collected and in what form

Experts / Researchers – please describe what data was collected and in what form

Public data / Census – please describe what data was collected and in what form

How was the input data processed and analysed?

What was the final output of the process?

If the output was a new set of information please describe what that is (type of data, subject)

Please describe what the project managed to achieve (narrative – e.g. did it spark debate, enhance collaboration with authorities, facilitate better planning,create new connections)