Political Action Maps
Finding your Way in Demonstrations and Protests
Counter-Cartographies as a Tool for Action
Social movements often take place in public space: during demon-
strations and other political actions people move along streets,
paths and sometimes cross-country. Often, when we want to
reach places, we are denied entrance. And only rarely do we have
the opportunity to protest on familiar terrain close to our homes.
Thus, the need for maps focusing on protest becomes obvious.
A mobile political agenda: adaptation to
Policy ideas and techniques have become mobile
in entirely new ways.
Peck 2011: 774
Policy mobilities develop in, are conditioned
by, travel through, connect, and shape various
spatial scales, networks, policy communities,
and institutional contexts.
McCann 2013: 8
This chapter will give a more detailed view of how the adaptation concept
is understood in this study. As already mentioned, adaptation as a political
agenda has become “mobile” with regard to where and also how it is nego-