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Microcartography

October 22, 2012

Since I was little, I’ve loved poring over maps and atlases. (Ironically, or maybe not, I have a terrible sense of direction.)

The idea of mapping as an artistic strategy is something that fascinates me. Maps record space as it exists, but can also envision spaces of the past and of the future.

Below is a map of the center of Bratunac. [Code: red=my apartment; blue=the WWII monument; yellow=M’s tobacco stand]

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  1. Julie permalink
    October 22, 2012 6:18 pm

    i love hand-drawn maps, too!

    i should make one myself as a project… 🙂

    • October 22, 2012 6:31 pm

      oh please do, I want to see what you make! I want mapping to be a regular project on the blog, to make my own little subjective maps– maps of cafes, maps of where people walk, how the town used to look, etc etc.. map love ❤

  2. Julie permalink
    October 22, 2012 6:20 pm

    in the movie Sense and Sensibility (can’t remember if this is the case in the book), Eleanor and Marianne’s younger sister is obsessed with an atlas… do you remember that?

    • October 22, 2012 6:29 pm

      I love that scene in the movie where Margaret hides under the table and Elinor and Edward say that the Nile ends up in Belgium, provoking her to come out from under the table and correct them! that scene definitely wasn’t in the book… I can’t remember if it’s mentioned in the book actually… must reread 🙂

  3. October 22, 2012 9:11 pm

    Ahhh, yes– Elinor, nor Eleanor! *blushes*

  4. October 22, 2012 10:58 pm

    K and J – maybe you can do something like this cool site! http://www.blacksburgwalks.spia.vt.edu/index.html
    i got to meet the woman who created it during our Public Humanities Institute — no surprise, she’s a european transplant in virginia. it’s food-themed, but K, maybe yours could be memory-themed, or socialist-monument-themed, or whatever. 😉

  5. October 23, 2012 3:41 am

    That is some website! And I love how there is a community cookbook 🙂

  6. October 23, 2012 3:43 am

    They really want you to be prepared. 😉

    “Attention! Hello Walkers! Before heading out and listening to this audio-walk, PLEASE BRING A WATER BOTTLE, you will need it for an activity within the walk!”

  7. eldinsmille permalink
    October 23, 2012 6:38 pm

    Cool!

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