Practical guides for participatory methods: Body mapping

Think tank: Institute of Development Studies

Author(s): Pauline Oosterhoff

January 26, 2023

This report from UK think tank the Institute of Development Studies offers practical guidance on body mapping and why it might be useful.

Body mapping may be useful for practitioners and researchers who want to: Examine and appreciate how emotions, cultural norms or practices relate to (specific parts of) physical bodies, or are embodied; Explore topics that people find difficult to express verbally; Build trust in groups.