Methodological Guidelines for Metropolitan Cartography Projects


  • Antonella Contin Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Architettura e Studi Urbani – antonella [dot] contin [at] polimi [dot] it
  • Valentina Galiulo Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Architettura e Studi Urbani – valentina [dot] galiulo [at] polimi [dot] it



Latino America, Progetto Metropolitano, Otros Saberes, Cartografia


The field of research is in South America, where the cultural logic of colonialism still persists and manifests in the form of colonial heritage. The research deals with the physical dimension of the metropolis. Considering the challenges of climate change and growing socio-economic inequalities, we verify the methodology of Metropolitan Cartography as a tool that allows us to represent the values of contested territories and see how dynamic metropolitan transformations on the space-time map can be combined with the interstitial worlds of local communities: otros saberes. Through mapping projects, the task of metropolitan architecture in southern latitude cities is to construct a new form of metropolitan urban life and strengthen a feeling of adequacy between places and inhabitants. The research issue relates to the way in which indigenous populations can tune other values brought by globalisation to the practices of their remote past, their values.






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