Mapping Histories of Public Space

Data Unity

Looking at the changing use of public space in Bristol

Mary-le-Port Street

Mary-le-Port Street

Made by

Kev Kirkland

Kev is the founder of Data Unity. He is interested in data visualisation, Open Data and Open Source.

Prof Antonia Layard

Professor of Law at University of Bristol

Alex Craven

Local historian

Mapping Histories of Public Space brings together law scholar Prof Antonia Layard (Uni of Bristol), digital technologist Kev Kirkland (Data Unity) and local historian Alex Craven to analyse changes to public space in Bristol over two centuries and explore some of the complex issues affecting access, movement and control within the city.

The changing use and ownership of Bristol can be seen on our  mapping website.

The project was funded by Brigstow Institute and launched in the Wills Building on 13th October 2016 as part of the Brigstow Institute launch event.