Shifts in Mapping

Maps as a Tool of Knowledge

Depicting the world, territory, and geopolitical realities involves a high degree of interpretation and imagination. It is never neutral. Cartography originated in ancient times to represent the world and to enable circulation, communication, and economic exchange. Today, IT companies are a driving force in this field and change our view of the world; how we communicate, navigate, and consume globally. Questions of privacy, authorship, and economic interests are highly relevant to cartography's practices. So how to deal with such powers and what is the critical role of cartography in it? How might a bottom-up perspective (and actions) in map-making change conception of a geopolitical space?

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26 November 2021, 294 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-6041-8

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Christine Schranz, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst FHNW, Schweiz

Author(s)
Christine Schranz (ed.)
Book title
Shifts in Mapping Maps as a Tool of Knowledge
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
294
Features
kart., Klebebindung
ISBN
978-3-8376-6041-8
Commodity Group
1662
BIC-Code
RGC JFSG
BISAC-Code
SOC015000 SOC026030
THEMA-Code
RGC JBSD
Release date
26 November 2021
Edition
1
Topics
Gesellschaft, Medien, Design, Stadt
Readership
Design, Design Research, Human Geography, Cartography, Art
Keywords/Tags
Map, Mapping, Epistemology, Aesthetically Critical Practice, Geopolitics, Media, Society, City, Social Geography, Cultural Geography, Urban Studies, Design, Geography

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