Category Archives: Maps and Mapping

Remotely Sensing Cape Farewell

I recently gave a presentation at the RGS-IBG annual conference where I creatively presented a series of  35mm slides from my dad’s 1972 mountaineering expedition to Cape Farewell, Greenland. I gave the presentation in a session entitled “Me, my self … Continue reading

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Understanding the Creative City Through New Digital Mapping Technologies

Human geographer Dr. Chris Brennan-Horley is visiting Edmonton next week and is giving a presentation at the City-Region Study Centre entitled: Where is creativity in the city? Understanding the creative city through new digital mapping technologies   Chris Brennan-Horley asks us to … Continue reading

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Be your own cartographer

OpenStreetMap is an ebook by Jonathan Bennett that teaches you how to become your own cartographer. The book and its accompanying technology allow you to to create your own custom maps or ‘GPS Traces’. A GPS trace or tracklog is simply … Continue reading

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Rescue Geographies: Exploring Understandings of Space and Place with Mobile Technologies

Rescue Geography is a project that sets out to explore understandings of space and place with mobile technologies. Led by academic geographers Phil Jones (University of Birmingham) and James Evans (University of Manchester) Rescue Geography is a non-commercial body interested in trying out … Continue reading

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Experimental Geography tours Canada

Experimental Geography (curated by Nato Thompson) will be touring Canada over the next couple of months. It is already showing at the Museum London, London, Ontario (October 9, 2010 – January 2, 2011) and will then move to Freeman Art Gallery, Bishop’s University Sherbrooke, … Continue reading

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MAP: Movement Art Public/Make Art Public

I have recently been introduced to MAP: Movement Art Public/Make Art Public. Founded in January 2006, in Montreal Quebec, MAP is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of art and culture in everyday life. MAP applies an innovative strategy … Continue reading

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Geo-Imaginaries: Topology vs Topography

New topological geo-imaginaries have to some extent supplanted landscape as a medium for theorising space and nature-culture realtions. Such accounts of space aim to challenge the static conceptions of space, measurement, distance, surface, and perspective developed by traditional landscape studies. … Continue reading

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Elastic City: Reshaping New York through Walks

Thanks to Barbara for introducing me to Elastic City, an artist run company that commissions a series of artist-led sensory city tours in NY. Elastic City is produced and directed by Todd Shalom and “intends to make its audience active … Continue reading

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Sounding Underground

I am currently doing research on creative and radical mapping projects for a workshop I am planning to hold in Edmonton: “Off the Grid: Exploring Creative Cartographies”. The workshop will have a session on the theme of “Mapping Sound and Sounding … Continue reading

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Cultural Cartography

Hello my name is Merle Patchett and I am a cultural geographer, writer and freelance curator.  The main image for this blog is a recreation of Richard Long’s A Line Made by Walking (1967).     The original photograph was … Continue reading

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