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?


- 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

- 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

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
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