Blog | Heritage, Sense of Place, and the Digital World

exploring historic urban landscapes

We are constantly interacting with space and place, shaping it, and being shaped by it. How much of our sense of place is based on, shaped by, reflected in, what others share in the digital realm? How do those images frame our view, and how the city is developed?

Insta-feed photos Bigg Market

Local News

Recent Tweets mentioning Bigg Market

IMG_7672 Bigg Market, Newcastle upon Tyne, during the day (picture by me)

One of the case studies in my current research is the Bigg Market, those familiar with Newcastle (upon Tyne) probably know this as a specific type of place in the city. An image of it is easily accessible by various feeds on such place, by geotagged stories and images people share, or by local news feeds for example. How much of this influences our (heritage) understanding of the significance of this place?

I recently found this Geotaggers’ World Atlas

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