Situation Architecture is a London-based critical spatial practice by Carl Fraser. His work revolves around counter-mapping, a set of mapping practices and methods of analysis grounded in critical theory as a tool of socio-spatial agency providing alternative readings of well-established narratives. This practice looks specifically at drawing as a method to contradict hegemonic traits within an accepted landscape.
These drawn digital mappings serve three core functions: Making visible otherwise unseen or masked trajectories and continuities between events which seem familiar. Mapping timelines to explore theoretical concepts, and augment them through a visual form of representation. And printing hard-copy versions of collaborative mappings operating as a vehicle by which to inform discussion, and as a bridge between different narratives and nuances of language which emerge when individuals or groups of individuals approach an issue from disparate points of view.
If counter-mapping as practice is already somehow a subverting anthropological fieldwork, when situated out of mere topographic critical cartography, architecture here becomes a comparative political ethnography in the building of new myths.