Mapping the Movida: Visualization #1 (Choropleth Map)

What did the Madrid of the Movida look like? Mapping the Movida is a geo-spatial project that visualizes the cultural and creative hubs and networks of the Movida madrileña, a sociological phenomenon and cultural renaissance that emerged in the first decade of Spanish democracy (roughly 1976-1986). Though still in its preliminary stages, Mapping the Movida is an open web archive with four fundamental goals:

1) Identify and create an open archive and searchable database of cultural hubs, key sites and events, and creative networks in Madrid during the Movida
2) Visualize patterns in artists’ movements during the Movida
3) Re-create the Madrid of the Movida through thick-mapping of images, video, audio and text relevant to points on the map
4) Enable users to examine, compare, and find points of convergence and divergence among different cultural lenses (subcultural publications, mainstream media, scholarship, etc.) that have each constructed their own Madrid of the Movida

This project will give users, scholarly and otherwise, access to compiled and mapped geo-spatial data, historical material and multimedia from and about the Movida in an organized, visual and interactive way.

 

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