KC69: Cultural Mapping Translated into Simplified Chinese

Key Concepts in ICDContinuing with translations of the Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, today I am posting KC#69: Cultural Mapping, first published in English in 2015 by Nancy Duxbury, which Min He has now translated into Simplified Chinese. As always, all Key Concepts are available as free PDFs; just click on the thumbnail to download. Lists of Key Concepts organized chronologically by publication date and number, alphabetically by concept, and by languages into which they have been translated, are available, as is a page of acknowledgments with the names of all authors, translators, and reviewers.

KC69 Cultural Mapping_Chinese-simDuxbury, N. (2017). Cultural mapping [Simplified Chinese]. (M. He, Trans). Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 69. Available from:

If you are interested in translating one of the Key Concepts, please contact me for approval first because dozens are currently in process. As always, if there is a concept you think should be written up as one of the Key Concepts, whether in English or any other language, propose it. If you are new to CID, please provide a brief resume. This opportunity is open to masters students and above, on the assumption that some familiarity with academic conventions generally, and discussion of intercultural dialogue specifically, are useful.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

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Quote of the Day: Culture, Sustainability, Intercultural Dialogue

Occasionally when I read, a quote related to intercultural dialogue strikes me as particularly noteworthy for being insightful, concise, beautifully written, and/or original. One example is provided below. If you have quotes you would like to see posted, submit them for consideration to intercult.dialogue@[at]gmail.com

“Participation in cultural activities fosters young people to be more imaginative and innovative: the processes of creation and cultural participation provide knowledge and techniques to imagine and expand horizons, integrate diverse elements, and create something new. Cultural experiences can be important platforms for the development of capacities that expand self-knowledge, self-expression, self-determination, and life satisfaction and well-being.”

“Educational systems at all levels should include the acquisition of cultural skills and knowledge pertaining to intercultural dialogue; the recognition and valuing of diversity, creativity, tangible and intangible heritage; and the development of skills using digital tools for cultural transmission, innovative expression, and bridging of cultures.” (p. 30)

Duxbury, N., Hosagrahar, J., & Pascual, J. (2016). Why must culture be at the heart of sustainable urban development? Barcelona, Spain: United Cities and Local Governments.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Key Concept #69: Cultural Mapping by Nancy Duxbury

Key Concepts in ICDThe next issue of Key Concepts in intercultural Dialogue is now available. Click on the thumbnail to download the PDF. Lists organized chronologically by publication date and numberalphabetically by concept in English, and by languages into which they have been translated, are available, as is a page of acknowledgments with the names of all authors, translators, and reviewers.

Key Concept 69: Cultural Mapping by Nancy Duxbury

Duxbury, N. (2015). Cultural mapping. Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 69. Available from: https://centerforinterculturaldialogue.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/kc69-cultural-mapping.pdf

The Center for Intercultural Dialogue publishes a series of short briefs describing Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue. Different people, working in different countries and disciplines, use different vocabulary to describe their interests, yet these terms overlap. Our goal is to provide some of the assumptions and history attached to each concept for those unfamiliar with it. As there are other concepts you would like to see included, send an email to the series editor, Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz. If there are concepts you would like to prepare, provide a brief explanation of why you think the concept is central to the study of intercultural dialogue, and why you are the obvious person to write up that concept.

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Nancy Duxbury Researcher Profile

Nancy DuxburyNancy Duxbury holds a doctorate in Communication from Simon Fraser University, Canada, specializing in cultural policy. Since 2009, she has been a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal and, since 2010, Co-coordinator of its Cities, Cultures and Architecture Research Group.

Her research has examined the integration of culture in local sustainable development, with an emphasis on the policy and planning frameworks that enable this; culture-based development models in smaller communities; and the emerging interdisciplinary field of cultural mapping, which bridges insights from academic inquiry, community practice, and artistic approaches to understanding and articulating place. Building on these foundations, she is now the Principal Investigator for a major three-year research and demonstration project on creative tourism in Portugal, entitled “CREATOUR: Creative Tourism Destination Development in Small Cities and Rural Areas.” The project involves five Portuguese research centres and 40 pilots, and aims to link the cultural and tourism sectors within a context of inclusive and sustainable local and regional development. Her research is interdisciplinary in nature and her events and publications are designed as meeting places that bring together academic and practice-based knowledges, including artistic perspectives and approaches.

She is a member of the European Expert Network on Culture, and was Chair of the Policies working group of a European research network on “Investigating Cultural Sustainability” (2011-2015). She is also an Adjunct Professor of the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, and of the School of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Waterloo, Canada, and was co-founder and Director of Research of the Creative City Network of Canada.

More information on her research and publications can be obtained from her academic homepage.

Selected publications


Duxbury, N., Garrett-Petts, W. F., & MacLennan, D. (Eds.). (2015). Cultural mapping as cultural inquiry. New York: Routledge.

Hristova, S., Dragićević Šešić, M., & Duxbury, M. (Eds.). (2015). Culture and sustainability in European cities: Imagining Europolis. London: Routledge.

Duxbury, N. (Ed.). (2013). Animation of public space through the arts: Toward more sustainable communities. Coimbra: Almedina.

Guest edited journal issues

Kangas, A., Duxbury, N., & De Beukelaer, C. (Eds.). (Forthcoming). Special issue: Cultural policies for sustainable development. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 23(1).

Duxbury, N., & Longley, A. (Eds.). (2016). Special issue: Cultural mapping: Making the intangible visible. City, Culture and Society, 7(1).

Duxbury, N., & Jeannotte, M. S. (Eds.). (2015). Special double issue: Cultural mapping in planning and development contextsCulture and Local Governance / Culture et Gouvernance Locale, 5(1-2).

Saper, C., & Duxbury, N. (Eds.). (2015). Special Issue: Mapping culture multimodally. HyperRhiz, 12.

Duxbury, N., Canto Moniz C., & Sgueo, G. (Eds.). (2013). Special Issue: Rethinking urban inclusion: Spaces, mobilisations, interventions. Cescontexto – Debates, 2.

Duxbury, N., Fortuna, C., Bandeirinha, J. A., & Peixoto, P. (Eds.). (2012). Special Issue: Em torno da cidade criativa (Beyond the creative city). Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais, 99.

Duxbury, N., & Jeannotte, M. S. (Eds.). (2011). Special double issue: Culture and sustainable communitiesCulture and Local Governance / Culture et Gouvernance Locale, 3 (1-2).


Kangas, A., Duxbury, N., & De Beukelaer, C. (Forthcoming). Introduction: Cultural policies for sustainable development. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 23(1).

Duxbury, N., Kangas, A., & De Beukelaer, C. (Forthcoming). Cultural policies for sustainable development: Four strategic paths. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 23(1).

Longley, A., & Duxbury, N. (2016). Introduction: Mapping cultural intangibles. City, Culture and Society, 7(1): 1-7.

Duxbury, N. (2015). Positioning cultural mapping in planning and development contexts: An introduction. Culture and Local Governance, 5(1-2): 1-7.

Jeannotte, M.S., & Duxbury, N. (2015). Advancing knowledge through grassroots experiments: Connecting culture and sustainability. Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society, 45(2), 84-99.

Duxbury, N., & Saper, C. (2015). Introduction: Mapping culture multimodally. HyperRhiz, 12.

Carvalho, C. P., & Duxbury, N. (2014). Artistic intervention projects and cultural memory: Experiences from Portugal’s centre region. Culture / Kultura: International Journal for Cultural Research, 4(8), 21-32.

Duxbury, N. (2014). Cultural governance in sustainable cities. Kult-ur: Interdisciplinary journal on the culture of the city, 1(1), 165-182. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.6035/Kult-ur.2014.1.1.7.

Duxbury, N., & Jeannotte, M. S.. (2012). Including culture in sustainability: An assessment of Canada’s integrated community sustainability plans. International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development, 4(1), 1‑19. doi:10.1080/19463138.2012.670116

Book chapters

Ferreira, I., & Duxbury, N. (Forthcoming). Cultural projects, public participation, and small city sustainability. In K. Soini, S. Asikainen, K. Plebanzcyk, L. Rojac-Mijatovic, & C. Brites (Eds.), Perspectives for culture in sustainable futures: Theories, policies, practices. Jyväskylä: SoPhi, Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä.

Duxbury, N. (Forthcoming). La cartografía cultural – hacia las políticas y la planificación culturales más participativos y pluralistas? (Cultural mapping – towards more participative and pluralist cultural policies and planning?). In M. Rebón & M. Ortiz (Eds.), Indicadores culturales 2015. Buenos Aires: Instituto de Políticas Culturales “Patricio Loizaga,” Universidad Nacional Tres de Febrero (UNTREF).

Duxbury, N., Baltà, J., Hosagrahar, J., & Pascual, J. (2016). Culture in urban development policies: An agenda for local governments. In Culture: Urban future – Global report on culture for sustainable urban development (pp. 204-211). Paris: UNESCO.

Cardielos, J.P., Lobo, R., Peixoto, P., Mota, E., Duxbury, N., & Caiado, P. (2016). Mondego: o surdo murmúrio do rio. In P. Peixoto & J.P. Cardielos (Eds.), A Água como património: Experiéncias de requalificação das cidades com água e das paisagens fluviais (pp. 95-112). Coimbra: Impressa da Universidade de Coimbra (Coimbra University Press).

Duxbury, N., & Jeannotte, M. S. (2015). Making it real: Measures of culture in local sustainability planning and implementation. In L. MacDowall, M. Badham, E. Blomkamp, and K. Dunphy (Eds.), Making culture count: The politics of cultural measurement. Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Duxbury, N., Garrett-Petts, W. F., & MacLennan, D. (2015). Cultural mapping as cultural inquiry: Introduction to an emerging field of practice. In N. Duxbury, W.F. Garrett-Petts & D. MacLennan (Eds.), Cultural mapping as cultural inquiry (pp. 1-42). New York: Routledge.

Duxbury, N. (2015). European cities as cultural projects: Where is culture in urban sustainability policy? In S. Hristova, M. Dragićević Šešić & N. Duxbury (Eds.), Culture and sustainability in European cities: Imagining Europolis (pp. 69-85). London: Routledge.

Duxbury, N., & Jeannotte, M. S. (2013). Global cultural governance policy. In G. Young & D. Stevenson (Eds.), The Ashgate research companion to planning and culture (pp. 361-376). London: Ashgate.

Duxbury, N., Cullen, C., & Pascual, J. (2012). Cities, culture and sustainable development. In H.K. Anheier, Y.R. Isar & M. Hoelscher (Eds.), Cities, cultural policy and governance (pp. 73-86). London: Sage.

Nelson, R., Duxbury, N., & Murray, C. (2012). Cultural and creative economy strategies for community transformation: Four approaches. In J. Parkins & M. Reed (Eds.), The social transformation of rural Canada: New insights into community, culture and citizenship (pp. 368-386). Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.

Duxbury, N. (2011). Shifting strategies and contexts for culture in small city planning: Interlinking quality of life, economic development, downtown vitality, and community sustainability. In A. Lorentzen & B. van Heur (Eds.), Cultural political economy of small cities (pp. 161-178). London: Routledge.

Duxbury, N., & Murray, C. (2010). Creative spaces. In H.K. Anheier, Y.R. Isar & C. Waterman (Eds.), Cultural expression, creativity and innovation. London: Sage.



University of Coimbra

On May 7, 2012 I presented a talk entitled “From Generation to Generation: Maintaining Cultural Identity Over Time” to Centro de Estudos Sociais (CES) da Universidade de Coimbra, in Coimbra, Portugal. One of the uncommon aspects of CES is the way it combines multiple disciplines, including sociology, economics, law, anthropology, history, literature, international relations, geography, architecture, geographers, engineering, biology and medicine. Of course not all of these were represented in my audience, but I was delighted to discover two architects in the group.

The University of Coimbra is one of the oldest universities in the world. Visitors are not allowed to take photographs in the library, but it alone is worth the trip. Here is the main square, and the tower, visible from nearly anywhere in the city.

My thanks to Dr. Nancy Duxbury, a Canadian scholar currently based at CES, for the invitation, and for organizing the talk as well as dinner afterwards. I met Nancy several years ago at a UNESCO meeting in Paris, and it was a pleasure to connect again. Nancy’s recent research has focused on cultural sustainability and approaches to linking culture and sustainability in community planning initiatives.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Beyond the Creative City CFP

Call for Papers
Journal Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais (RCCS), No. 99
Special Issue:  Beyond the Creative City
Editors: Nancy Duxbury, Carlos Fortuna, José António Bandeirinha, and Paulo Peixoto
Cities, Cultures, and Architecture Research Group
Centre for Social Studies (CES), University of Coimbra, Portugal

The point of departure for this special issue is the politically prevalent but heavily critiqued trend for cities to participate in an international race for ‘hip’ promotional identities and economic competitiveness through investing in flagship architectural projects and building districts to attract mobile creative talent. While contributing to interesting urban renewal and ‘economic re-invention’ strategies in many cities, these approaches also tended to neglect issues of social equity and inclusion, spawned dislocation of existing artist/creative communities, and favoured ‘big and flashy’ globally circulating art products (exhibits, performances, artists) over nurturing approaches to ‘authentic’ local cultures and heritage. While this approach is still evident, it is no longer seen as the only path to creative urban renewal and economic development, and there is growing need to propose and examine alternate approaches that are more culturally sensitive to local realities and issues; environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable; and attentive to issues of inclusion, justice, and multicultural realities. The bright political and media spotlights on ‘creative city’ investments and initiatives – and the research attention placed on these developments – tend to have placed other socio-cultural options in the shadows. It is time to explore these alternate spaces, ideas, strategies, and socio-cultural forces at play, which may point to and elaborate alternate creative development patterns.

The issue seeks to bring together creative and interdisciplinary perspectives from socio-anthropology, arts and cultural studies, architecture, cultural policy, and other disciplines examining the organization, uses, and images of urban space. Topics of articles may analyze (but are not restricted to): urban lifestyles and means of resistance, socioeconomic conditions and empowerment of residents through artistic/cultural initiatives, the impacts of tourism and ‘creative city’ initiatives on cities over the last decade, affirmations of cultural expressions, and the democratic governance of cities.

Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais is a peer-reviewed journal. All submitted works are graded by three reviewers, and ranked for academic quality, originality, and relevance to the objectives and thematic scope of this issue.

The issue will be published in Portuguese with abstracts in French, English, and Portuguese. The journal will translate two non-Portuguese-language articles into Portuguese for the issue. The issue will include approximately 6-8 articles and 4-5 book reviews.

Articles may be submitted in the following languages: Portuguese, English, French, Spanish. Articles should not exceed 50,000 characters.
Articles should be accompanied by an abstract not exceeding 900 characters. Papers should be sent in Word format by 31 March 2012 to the following e-mail address: rccs@ces.uc.pt

Key dates
International call for papers: October 2011
Submission deadline: 31 March 2012
Notification of acceptance: July 2012
Publication of issue: December 2012

For further information
For further information about this special issue, please contact: Nancy Duxbury (duxbury@ces.uc.pt)

RCCS Information for Authors is available here: http://www.ces.uc.pt/rccs/normaspubrccs.pdf

About Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais (RCCS)
Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais (RCCS) publishes the results of advanced research in all fields of social and human sciences. It gives special attention to studies which contribute to a critical knowledge about the Portuguese context and a deepening of comparative perspectives. It favours works with a transdisciplinary potential and which contribute to theoretical discussion and epistemological thinking in a global context. The peer-review journal publishes four issues per year. http://www.ces.uc.pt/rccs/index.php

Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais (RCCS), No. 99
Número Especial: Em torno da cidade criativa
Editores: Nancy Duxbury, Carlos Fortuna, José António Bandeirinha e Paulo Peixoto
Núcleo de Estudos sobre Cidades, Culturas e Arquitectura
Centro de Estudos Sociais (CES), Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

O ponto de partida deste número especial da RCCS é a tendência política predominante, ainda que fortemente criticada, para que as cidades participem na corrida internacional das identidades que vão estando na moda e para que se envolvam no jogo da competitividade económica através de investimentos em projectos emblemáticos de arquitetura e da construção de lugares que visam atrair talentos criativos móveis. Contribuindo para uma assinalável renovação urbana e para estratégias de revitalização económica em várias cidades, essas abordagens tendem, igualmente, a negligenciar questões de equidade e de inclusão social, originando rupturas de comunidades criativas/artísticas existentes e favorecendo os maiores e os mais apelativos produtos culturais que circulam globalmente (exposições, performances, artistas), ao mesmo tempo que evidenciam abordagens preocupadas com as culturas locais e os patrimónios ‘autênticos’. Ainda que essa perspetiva continue a ser palpável, ela deixou se ser encarada como o único caminho possível para a renovação urbana criativa e para o desenvolvimento económico, sendo evidente a necessidade de propor e de analisar abordagens alternativas que sejam mais sensíveis às realidades e questões locais; ambiental, social e economicamente sustentáveis; e atentas às questões da inclusão, da justiça e das realidades multiculturais. Os brilhantes holofotes políticos e mediáticos dos investimentos e das iniciativas das ‘cidades criativas’ – assim como a atenção conferida pelas agendas de investigação a esses desenvolvimentos – levaram a que outras opções culturais ficassem nas sombras. É tempo de explorar esses espaços alternativos, as ideias, as estratégias e as forças socioculturais em jogo e que podem conduzir-nos à elaboração de padrões alternativos de desenvolvimento criativo.

Este número temático procura reunir perspetivas criativas e interdisciplinares da socioantropologia, das artes e estudos culturais, da arquitetura, das políticas culturais e de outras disciplinas que abordem a organização, os usos e as imagens dos espaços urbanos. Entre outros, os artigos podem incidir nas seguintes dimensões: estilos de vida e modos de resistência, condições socioeconómicas e empoderamento dos residentes através de iniciativas culturais e artísticas, impactos do turismo e das iniciativas ‘cidade criativa’ nas cidades ao longo da última década, afirmação de expressões culturais e governação democrática das cidades.

A Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais está sujeita a arbitragem científica. Todos os artigos submetidos são avaliados por três avaliadores e ordenados a partir de critérios de qualidade académica, originalidade e relevância em relação aos objetivos e ao espectro temático deste número.

O número temático será publicado em português com resumos em francês, inglês e português. A revista assegura, para este número, a tradução de dois artigos submetidos em língua estrangeira. Este número temático incluirá 6 a 8 artigos e 4 a 5 recensões.

Os artigos podem ser submetidos nas seguintes línguas: português, inglês, francês e espanhol. Os artigos não devem exceder os 50 mil carateres. Os artigos devem ser acompanhados de resumos que não excedam 900 carateres. As propostas devem ser enviadas em formato word até 31 de março de 2012 para rccs@ces.uc.pt

Datas a reter
Call for papers internacional: outubro de 2011
Data limite para envio de textos: 31 de março de 2012
Notificação de aceitação: julho de 2012
Publicação do número temático: dezembro de 2012

Informação adicional
Para informação adicional relativa a este número, contactar, por favor, Nancy Duxbury (duxbury@ces.uc.pt)
Informação relevante para os autores que queiram publicar na RCCS está disponível em http://www.ces.uc.pt/rccs/normaspubrccs.pdf

Sobre a Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais (RCCS)
A Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais (RCCS) publica os resultados de investigação avançada em todas as áreas das ciências sociais e das humanidades. Concede uma atenção particular a estudos que contribuam para um conhecimento crítico da realidade portuguesa e um aprofundamento de perspetivas comparativas e privilegia trabalhos com potencial transdisciplinar e que concorram para a discussão teórica e para a reflexão epistemológica num contexto global.

A Revista tem periodicidade trimestral e privilegia a publicação de números temáticos, confiados a investigadores credenciados das respetivas áreas. Toda a colaboração, solicitada ou não solicitada, é submetida a um exigente processo de seleção e revisão por arbitragem científica. http://www.ces.uc.pt/rccs/index.php