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. Cruising is a practice that appropriates urban public spaces and transforms them into queer geographies.
The Cruising visual and google map enables visitors of Abney Park Cemetery to have an intimate. guided experience around the area. Once the map is downloaded you’re free to go in search of a personal experience in Abney Park Cemetery.
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. aesthetic tastes and so on. Menelaou’s app uses technology. conventional cartography and storytelling to bring Abney Park Cemetery’s use as a cruising zone to the forefront. Identities shape environments and spaces are appropriated by people for a variety of purposes. Technology can now be used to enhance. shape canada goose altitude gauntlet mitt . and change environments in accordance with virtually any viewpoint. a point that Fringe. Film Fest are pushing in an interesting and unusual direction. Cruising is a sexualised activity that is taboo in heterosexual culture. Menelaou is reappropriating and subverting the uses of emerging technologies to celebrate this controversial cultural practice.
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