Changing Spaces, Making Places, Formal & Informal Representations
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What is a Formal Representation of a place?
A representation closely linked to statistics and data linked to a place.
What is an Informal Representation of a place?
A representation of a place that shows the geographical context of a place through the media, which offers sounds and sight of the place.
What is the difference between a Formal and Informal Representation of a place?
A Formal Representation of a place tends to be more objective and stat-based.
An Informal Representation of a place tends to be more subjective, offering geographical context of a place through sound and sight.
What is an example of a source of Formal Representations of places?
The 2011 UK Census.
When was the first UK census held?
How often do they take place?
Every 10 years.
What are examples of the characteristics of a place that the census can offer?
What are typical examples of sources of Informal Representations of places?
What are the 2 main ways that Informal Representations represent a place?
Through Sight and Sound.
What is the basic source of the census?
What is a House-hold defined as?
One person living alone, or a group of people living at the same address who share cooking facilities and a living/dining room.
How is up-to-date census data used?
Government Planning and Distribution of Resources such as:
What are some advantages of Formal Representations of places?
Based upon reliable, accurate, factual information.
A range of data is collected to provide a broader picture.
The data may reflect how a place changes over time.
What are some disadvantages of Formal Representations of places?
Can provide only partial representations of a place.
Data can be hard to interpret.
What are some advantages of Informal Representations of places?
Reflects sounds and emotions within a place.
Can show wider context (wider camera angle).
What are some disadvantages of Informal Representations of places?
They may be based upon fiction/made up.