Gigamap Exhibition

The exhibition was held onsite at the National Institute for Design.

Co-designing a Pathway through Food Revolution for Social Change

GIGAMAP: Process of ‘individual capacity building’ leading to ‘collective capacities’ in order to contribute to positive social change.

Car-Free City Life

Gigamap: Autonomous public transport systems the then ongoing implementation of a car-free city center policy in Oslo.

Circulating Health Information toward Health Action

Gigamap: How might we help people to learn to manage their cardiovascular risk?

COLreg: The Regenerative Community

Gigamap: Proposes circular economy for a gardening colony including upcycling and the use of tokens.

Design in Indian Army

Gigamap: Design thinking and human-centric approach to broaden the spectrum of design in the Indian Army.

Equation of Craft in India

Gigamap: The craft sector in India through mapping interconnections and multidirectional influences.

Making Waves: Organizational gigamap

Gigamap: The complex web of structures that form part of organizations, and some of the components they may need to operate.

Norwegian Labour & Welfare and Oslo Adult Education

Gigamap: Bridging the gap between people and public services by offering an overview of the whole system.

Obesity Epidemic

Gigamap: Interdependencies, harmful feedback loops, and interventions to break the cycle of obesity.

Obesity in Western Pennsylvania

Gigamap: A visual guide to obesity and design interventions through Meadows’ leverage points.

Public Use Space Policy


Eduardo Xavier Garcia

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Centro de Diseño, Cine y Televisión

Mexico City, 2020

The numbers of street vendors around the world prove that they play a significant role in a vibrant and dynamic global economy. They are the ones who greet us around the world as we embark on our day-to-day journeys. And while some people appreciate the commodities and enticing cuisine they offer, not everyone perceives these vendors as a convenience. In many regions of the world, street vendors are viewed as destitutes who pollute public spaces and do not fit within the neoliberalist concept of a global city. What this synthesis map intends to do is bring to light how policy currently deals with street vending, look at street vending on public spaces and people’s perception of it, and finally make some suggestions as to how policymakers might approach this important issue. Through an analysis of academic papers, an online survey, and several Zoom interviews, I looked to gain a perspective on the matter. Having grown up around street vendors for a significant part of my early life, I also sought to inform my own bias towards them. Governments in the Global South know how difficult it is to design and implement a functional public space and mobility policy so hopefully, this content can provide some guidance.

Reading the map

The QR-Code on the map will take viewers to a page with further information, media and a report on the investigation.

The QR points to this page: