The personal map of my neighbourhood

Recurso 21

This exercise helps people reflect on their connection to space in the community. Participants are invited to draw the map of their neighbourhood based on their personal history. This mapping technique helps researchers, as well as participants, to understand how the physical space of a community intertwines with people’s lived experiences.

Recurso 14

Written by

Luis Felipe Moreno and Gioel Gioacchino

Edited by

Anna Wolrhab

Developed by


Our Experience Using this Technique

This technique is a mix between a mapping exercise utilized by Recrear and  another one developed by Luis Felipe at the Institute for the Protection of Children and Youth (IDIPRON) in Bogotá, Colombia. At IDIPRON, the exercise was used in a study  researching the relationship between a Hip Hop group and a new community integration strategy called ‘Armemos Parche’.

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