Exhibition opening: Mapping Bristol through the Lens of the Protesting Crowd, at The Island, Bristol

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A series of grey tiles on a white background with a 3D site map overlayed.

The exhibition is part of a design-led research project developed by Dr Katerina Antonopoulou, Lecturer in Architectural Design at the Liverpool School of Architecture, and Dr Sebastián Aedo Jury, Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Portsmouth, which explores how images and videos of the protesting crowd help to produce new forms of urban representation. In this case, they unpack the imagery circulated online during the Kill the Bill movement in Bristol, UK, which took place between March and April 2021. The unconventional cartographies that come out of this process help decode the spatial, social, and cultural complexity of the city and reveal a new form of constructed ‘ground,’ one that emerges through the people’s concerns on their right to protest freely and without restrictions. Moving and still image work together to inform maps, which in turn become architectural objects, organised towards an installation not far away from the place where the events took place.


The Gallery Space
The Island, 1st Floor
Bridewell Street
BS1 2QD, Bristol

Opening Times

Thursday 30 November, 7pm-9pm (exhibition launch)
Friday 1 December, 12pm-7pm
Saturday 2 December, 12pm-7pm
Sunday 3 December, 12pm-3pm


Dr Maria Mitsoula has provided research assistance to this project; Dr Sophia Banou, Dr Gloria Lanci, and Dr Davide Landi have provided help with the exhibition


This exhibition was made possible with the generous help of the CAVA: Centre for Architecture and the Visual Arts at the University of Liverpool; the University of Liverpool; and the University of Portsmouth.

Post for exhibition with an image of a 3D map overlayed onto grey Tiles. Text read Mapping Bristol: Through the lens of a protesting crowd.