It is important to problematize the language we use, and therewith the connotations, subjectivities and political positionings that shape the variations in discourses. Therefore, we decided to create a Glossary to map and reflect the multiple, subjective understandings of Critical Mapping, Municipalist Movements and Housing, as well as related terms that are relevant for our CMMM project.

This Glossary brings together definitions: (i) drawn by our City Teams and their networks – under “CMMM Wall”; (ii) stated by activists or ones we found in public media and blogs – under “Activist / Media”; (iii) selected from published scholarly sources – under “Scholarly”; and (iv) definitions that were made by institutions relevant to our work (either because they echo a stance that resonates with ours, or because they demonstrate an oppositional one) – under “Institutional”. Therefore, this visualization often features multiple definitions for each term.

We would like to note that in the case of definitions from literary sources, these are extractions from larger works. If you wish to get informed of the full-fledged context that produced them, you can follow the indicated source.

This Glossary and the network it forms will continue to evolve over the course of the project. If you wish to contribute, you will be able to send us your own definitions through this page in the next phase when we launch the crowdsourcing. Please stay tuned!

To view the glossary, click here