|Florian Cramer on Tue, 8 Apr 2008 18:38:51 +0200 (CEST)|
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|[Nettime-nl] [event] The Map Is not the Territory?! - Mapping as critical investigation|
The Map Is not the Territory?! - Mapping as critical investigation Lectures and presentations by Bureau d'Etudes (FR), Theo Deutinger (AU/NL), Christoph Wachter and Mathias Jud (CH), Michael Murtaugh and Piet Zwart Institute Media Design M.A. students Piet Zwart Institute, WdKA, Mauritsstraat 36, 3012 GC Rotterdam Wednesday, April 16th, 19:30-22:00hrs "Mapping" refers to different yet related practices. Information mapping is not simply visualization of political and business statistics, but increasingly employed by contemporary artists, designers and activists as a medium of critical research and political contestation. Classical cartography, on the other hand, has become a 'hot' economic and cultural issue ever since services like Google Maps have suggested that public space and its representation can be marketed as one whole. Has the map merged with the territory, or do critical mappings insist on difference? Presenters: - Bureau d'Etudes is a Paris-based group that produces maps of contemporary political, social and economical systems as visual analyses of transnational capitalism - Theo Deutinger is a Rotterdam-based architect and maker of urbanist and economic-cultural maps that have appeared among others in Vrij Nederland - Christoph Wachter and Mathias Jud are Berlin- and Zurich-based artists; their web site "Zone Interdite" collects and displays data on military exclusion zones - Piet Zwart Institute staffer Michael Murtaugh and Media Design M.A. students will present critical information mappings created in the course This event is part of the EU-funded international research project A Topological Approach to Cultural Dynamics, and will be followed by the public event "Test_Lab: Topology" on Thursday, April 17th, 20:00 at V2_ Eendrachtstraat 10, 3012 XL Rotterdam. -- Florian Cramer, Course Director Media Design MA, Piet Zwart Institute Willem de Kooning Academy Hogeschool Rotterdam T +31 (0)10 7947402 http://pzwart.wdka.hro.nl/mdma ______________________________________________________ * Verspreid via nettime-nl. Commercieel gebruik niet * toegestaan zonder toestemming. <nettime-nl> is een * open en ongemodereerde mailinglist over net-kritiek. * Meer info, archief & anderstalige edities: * http://www.nettime.org/. * Contact: Menno Grootveld (email@example.com).