Friday, 30 January 2009

The Knowledge - Land of Achievement

Land of Wisdom [ southern detail of the Croydon Map]

Coupling the grammar of cartography with elements from the Proust Questionnaire entitled "The Knowledge : Land of Wisdom & Land of Achievement", Agnes Poitevin-Navarre explores notions of identity and expectations. You can see more of her work at

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Not all maps welcomed! Entropa map of EU.

EU map installed in Brussels controversy:

Monday, 12 January 2009

Artist, curator, writer Lize Mogel (work in Rad Carto)

Area of Detail,-2008 is a work by Lize Mogel where she transformed the map of the world (as provided by the United Nations) into a flat plane representation of the world. The work explores the issues arising from the politics of such an act and how they impact interpretation. As she says in her description someone is always on top. You can see more of her work here:

an Atlas of Radical Cartography

For those of you who actually find this blog, I found this great book that brings cartography, social activism and creativity together. It's also an exhibition touring the USA. Link