About us

Creative urban mapping projects

Jackie Bourke and Dorothy Smith share an interest in the everyday experience of the urban public realm. Using drawing, mapping techniques, photography and creative writing, they develop creative mapping projects which explore the experience of public space. They work collaboratively with communities to capture that everyday experience.


These creative mapping projects are funded by awards from The Arts Council of Ireland, Engaging with Architecture Scheme

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Jackie Bourke

Jackie is a researcher with an interest in the lived urban environment. She lectures in urban geography at University College, Dublin

Dorothy Smith

Dorothy is a visual artist whose work is primarily concerned with the built environment of public space. Her practice is rooted in studio based work with a keen interest in embracing contexts beyond those of the studio and gallery. Further work can be seen at dorothysmith.ie