From LSE Field Research Methods Labs
Quasi-quantitative Mapping with Scarce Resources
The methodological design I used to map fearscapes is fourfold. First, selection of the spatial entities to be included in the maps. I identified six categories, broad enough to keep flexibility to accommodate the variety of actual spatial entities:
- Enclosure: (i) spaces of compelled exclusion/seclusion and (ii) auto-secluded residential developments (typified by the gated community);
- Post-Public Space: (iii) shopping malls (which are advertised as the ‘new’ public spaces), (iv) privatised public spaces/buildings and (v) fortified public spaces/buildings;
- Barrier: (vi) infrastructural networks (roads and railways) that impede mobility in the direction transverse to their longitudinal route.