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 the conception of a geopolitical space?

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5. November 2021, 294 Seiten
ISBN: 978-3-8394-6041-2
Dateigröße: 16.14 MB

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Christine Schranz

Christine Schranz, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst FHNW, Schweiz

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Autor_in(nen)
Christine Schranz (ed.)
Buchtitel
Shifts in Mapping Maps as a Tool of Knowledge
Verlag
transcript Verlag
Seitenanzahl
294
ISBN
978-3-8394-6041-2
DOI
10.14361/9783839460412
Warengruppe
1662
BIC-Code
RGC JFSG
BISAC-Code
SOC015000 SOC026030
THEMA-Code
RGC JBSD
Erscheinungsdatum
5. November 2021
Themen
Gesellschaft, Medien, Design, Stadt
Adressaten
Design, Design Research, Human Geography, Cartography, Art
Schlagworte
Map, Mapping, Epistemology, Aesthetically Critical Practice, Geopolitics, Media, Society, City, Social Geography, Cultural Geography, Urban Studies, Design, Geography

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