Deptford Social Mapping

11 April 2017

A map of stories of joy and fear helps to understand the LGBT reality in Deptford.

With the support of Goldsmiths University’s Centre for Community Engagement Research and local organisations, including METRO, researcher Emma Mullin has created a social mapping about the LGBT+ community in Deptford.

During her project development, she asked participants to draw, highlight and annotate the areas of the map they considered to be LGBT+ safe/unsafe spaces and explain why. This varied from libraries and theatres to local parks and housing estates.

What started as a simple safe space project became a more general documentation of LGBT+ experiences and history in the area.