Ethnographic tools proper to anthropological research have reemerged within urban studies, reinventing themselves in response to the interests of investigations about urban daily life, experiences and practices. This article discusses the implications and findings of a research in movement methodology conducted under the design of the Master Plan of Universidad de Magallanes, Punta Arenas, Chile. This methodology involves commented visits applied as part of a citizen participation process that introduces a natural view to space. The space is visited and provided with meaning and value from a collective on-site perception. The purpose of this research is to enrich the theoretical and practical ideas of urban planning around citizen participation under the framework of an urban diagnostic, with new qualitative methodologies that use experience as a technique to access information about the place.
Keywords: Citizen participation, commented visits, urban diagnostic, university campus.