Mapping the Temporality of Urban Events

Aral, Hacer Ela
Demiröz, Melek
Analysing the social structures of the city through events has been an interest for architects and urban designers. The developments in digital technology made reaching great amount of data about urban environment fast and possible. The data of events which take place in the urban environment such as time and location of the event and the number of people who attend the event can be reached through digital information technology. The internet and new applications like Eventbrite (uk and us), Skiddle (us), Lavarla(Ankara) and Meetup (Ankara) gives information about the events that take place in specific locations and allow us to uncover the temporal activity patterns in the urban environment. Mapping is a strategic act for this research, as a technique to give a meaning to this great amount of information by visualization and as a theory to criticize the opportunities it provides. In this scope, the aim of the paper is to evaluate the current examples of mapping as a technique and web data as a source to make the rhythm of events more visible to have a better understanding of the character of the urban environment through human activity. In other words this study, based on the contemporary mapping theory and techniques, elaborates the visualization of time, space and activity relationship using publicly available online data to contemplate urban identity.
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H. E. Aral and M. Demiröz, “Mapping the Temporality of Urban Events,” presented at the Urban Assemblage: The City as Architecture, Media, AI and Big Data, London, İngiltere, 2022, Accessed: 00, 2022. [Online]. Available: