Call for Participation: The International Cartographic Association (ICA) Commission on Art & Cartography invites you to participate in their Pre-Conference Workshop “Reclaiming through Mapping: Olympic Sites of Tokyo.” Some of these spaces, including the conference venue, are on reclaimed land or artificial islands in Tokyo Bay built out of waste landfill. This workshop investigates the question of how place is constructed, using an experimental, performative and site-specific methodology developed by the art-research collective Hamilton Perambulatory Unit, who will lead a participatory mapping walk in Tokyo that looks to uncover the layers of urban development history of the 2 Tokyo Olympics and the high-growth (1964) and post-growth (2020) periods they represent.
This workshop aims to bring together artists, scholars and students from cartography, geography, the humanities and the arts who are interested in exploring further the relationships between maps, emotions and places. We have a combination of presentations and activities planned to foster these discussions.
The workshop is jointly organized by the ICA Commissions on Art & Cartography, Cognitive Issues in Geographic Information Visualization (CogVis), and Topographic Mapping.
Saturday 1 July 2017
12:15 – 12:30 Registration
12:30 – 12:45 Workshop Opening
Introduction to the workshop
Sébastien Caquard, Canada, Amy Griffin, Australia, and Alex Kent, UK
12:45 – 14:15 Session 1 – Mapping Memories (Chair: Alex Kent)
Mapping memories in a flooded landscape: a place reenactment project
Justine Gagnon, Université Laval, Canada
Cartographic narratives and deep mapping: a conceptual proposal
Daniel Melo Ribeiro, PUCSP, Brazil
Nostalgic landscapes: Virtually visiting the past with the Liquid Galaxy
Amanda B. Tickner, Michigan State University, USA
Personal Geographies: Experimental Mapmaking through Archive and Memory
Cristina Jumbo and Carolina Velasco, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador
Mapping as a means to evoke sensory impression and experience
Joanna Gardener, RMIT University, Australia
Off Course: A Creative Exploration of Cartography, Cuisine and Narrative
Kelsey Boylan and Preethi Balakrishnan, University of Texas, Austin, USA
14:15 – 14:45 Coffee Break
14:45 – 16:45 Parallel Activities
Experiencing Washington, DC through the maps of the other
Alexander Kent, Canterbury Christchurch University, UK, and Anja Hopfstock, Bundesamt fur Kartographie und Geodesie, Germany
Mapping the path or a destiny – Chronography
Olga Kisseleva, Pantheon-Sorbonne University, France and Aleksandra Stanczak, France
16:45 – 17:30 Parallel Activity Wrap-Up
Sunday 2 July 2017
9:00 – 11:00 On-Site Activity at FDR Memorial, National Mall
Through the Sensible, Maps and Scores
Mathilde Christmann, Elise Olmedo, and Mathias Poisson, France
We will meet at the FDR Memorial on the National Mall
11:00 – 13:00 Lunch and Return Travel to the Churchill Center, Gelman Library, George Washington University
13:00 – 14:30 Session 2 – Tools and Representations (Chair: Sébastien Caquard)
Drawing videogame mental maps: from emotional games to emotions of play
Hovig Ter Minassian, University of Tours, France and Manuel Boutet, University of Nice, France
3D Mapping of Safety Perception using Augmented Reality,
Andrew Bell, Antoni Moore, and Sandra Mandic, University of Otago, New Zealand
LINESCAPES: virtual and real experiences of cities
Javiera Advis, Germany
Emotional maps as participatory planning support mechanism
Jirka Panek, Palacky University at Olomouc, Czech Republic
Putting placemarks on watermarks: mapping, fluidity and the River of Emotions
Cate Turk, University of Western Australia, Australia
Viewpoints evoke emotions
Julia Mia Stirnemann, University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
14:30 – 15:00 Coffee Break
15:00 – 16:30 Session 3 – Perception and Cognition (Chair: Amy Griffin)
Social perception of flood risk in maps: emotions or reality?
Jan D. Bláha, Czech Republic
Mapping experiences of personal appropriation of a new place from a diachronic perspective,
Carmen Brando1, Catherine Dominguès2, Laurence Jolivet2, Eric Mermet1 and Sevil Seten1, EHESS Paris,1 Institut Géographique National,2 France
Emotional Lines: Collectively mapping Syrian border stories
Meghan Kelly, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Visual analysis of objective and subjective references to locations and places
Susanne Bleisch and Daria Hollenstein, FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland
Emotional Framing of Climate Change Maps
Carolyn Fish, Penn State University, USA, and Amy Griffin, UNSW Canberra, Australia
Mapping Emotions: Examples of Power Places
Alenka Poplin, Iowa State University, USA
16:30 – 17:00 Wrap-up (Chairs: Sébastien Caquard and Amy Griffin)
If you are interested in the relationships between Maps, Art and Time (and if you speak French…) this might be a great event to attend: Colloque “Temps, art & cartographie: La sémiologie dans tous les sens”. This colloquy will take at the University of Strasbourg (France) on March 16-18, 2016. Deadline for submitting abstracts: Oct. 31, 2015.
The Art & Cartography commission will be pretty active at the 27th International Cartographic Conference in Rio. We are organizing A workshop entitled Mapping Ephemeralities / Ephemeral Cartographies (Aug. 21-22, 2015) + a few paper sessions + our commission meeting on August 25th (17:20 to 18:30) + a film screening.
Indeed, following a tradition started in 2009, this year we will be screening “Unmappable” a 20 min. documentary directed by Diane Hodson and Jasmine Luoma, that presents an original perspective on the life of the most famous (and controversial) contemporary critical cartographer: Denis Wood. This “thought-provoking and disturbing” documentary (as described by Wired) has received several awards in film festivals. This screening will be preceded by the world premiere of a short collective film entitled “Let’s get lost.” This “cartomentary” is about the secret development of a multimentional mapping device designed to map fictional places…
Both movies will be screened during a special event that will take place at the 27th ICC in Rio on Wed. Aug. 26th from 12:30 – 13:30 (room: Plenary 1). This should be a great event!
Mapping Ephemeralities / Ephemeral Cartographies – Workshop organized by the International Cartographic Association (ICA) Commissions on Maps and Society & Art and Cartography (Rio de Janeiro, August 21-22, 2015)
The goal of this workshop is to provide an intellectual and creative space to share different ideas and methodologies about mapping evanescent elements such as memories, stories, sensations and perceptions about places, as well as a practical environment to learn how some of these methodologies and technologies can be used and adapted for designing (online) maps of ephemeral phenomenon. This workshop combines academic and artistic presentations with ephemeral data collection activities. One objective of this workshop is to use these data to design an ephemeral online collectively-made map of the ephemeralities of the Maracana neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro. The workshop will take place at the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro) in the auditorium of the cultural department building.
Jessica Dolby is an artist based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK and she creates intricately detailed drawings / maps as an investigation and exploration of walking, place and site. In Spring 2015, she plans to visit Hungary to further develop her ideas at the arts organisation MÜSZi, under the project heading ‘Mapping Budapest /ˈBuːdəpɛst\’. By using psychogeography as a tool, Jessica ‘drifts’ around urban environments, creating psychological maps in response to the city. Using her technique of mapping and ‘psychocartography’ to engage with the city and people of Budapest, she hopes to explore this new city, create a new body of work and engage others in talks and workshops.
To fund this research and development residency, and to contribute to the running costs of MÜSZi, Jessica has begun a Kickstarter campaign. This involves those backing her in various ways, and pledgers can receive dedicated drawings installed in the streets of Budapest, bespoke mailing lists and limited edition artworks. Those willing to contribute to the project can do so here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2002142130/mapping-budapest-budpst
MAPPING EPHEMERALITIES / EPHEMERAL CARTOGRAPHIES – Rio de Janeiro, Aug. 21-22, 2015
Workshop organized by the International Cartographic Association (ICA) Commissions on Maps and Society & Art and Cartography
Evanescent elements such as memories, stories, sensations and perceptions are just as much a part of places as more physical and tangible objects such as streets, buildings, landmarks, and topography. These evanescent elements contribute to our personal and collective relationships to places but as ephemeralities, they are difficult to identify, collect and map. Cartographers have begun to acknowledge the importance of such non-material elements in the mapping of places, though often it is through artistic practices that ephemeral mappings have been explored. Meanwhile, the idea of “locative” media serves to connect location with site-specific art or narrative that in turn helps one be more aware of the multiple dimensions of the immediate environment. With growing interest in ephemeral mapping and locative media comes the need for research and dialogue about some of the issues raised by both the collection of ephemeralities and their appropriate mapping. The goal of this workshop is to provide an intellectual and creative space to share different ideas and methodologies about mapping ephemeralities, as well as a practical environment to learn how some of these methodologies and technologies can be used and adapted for designing (online) maps of ephemeral phenomenon.
This workshop aims to bring together artists, scholars and students from cartography, geography, the humanities and the arts who are interested in exploring further the relationships between maps and ephemeral dimensions of places. We would like to invite participants interested in discussing and debating any type of relationship between maps and ephemeralities including:
- The theoretical underpinning of mapping ephemeralities;
- The methodologies developed in arts, sciences and the humanities for collecting ephemeral and non-material phenomenon associated with places (e.g. memories, perceptions, smells, sounds, emotions);
- The technological and practical aspects of mapping ephemeralities;
- The social and political implications of mapping ephemeral phenomenon and designing ephemeral maps;
The workshop will be hosted by the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro located in Maracanã neighborhood. We also hope to involve the participants into some ephemeralities data collection activities and to use these data to design an online collectively-made evanescent map of the ephemeralities of the Maracana neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro.
Submission process and important dates
To participate to the workshop, each participant must submit a proposal describing her/his project by December 15th, 2014 (max. 500 words) to Chris Perkins (email@example.com), Laurene Vaughan (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Sébastien Caquard (email@example.com) who will share them with the other members of the scientific committee: Jörn Seemann and Taien Ng-Chan. The workshop will be free of charge, but the participants will have to pay for their food and lodging (a list will be provided on the 27th International Cartographic Conference website: http://www.icc2015.org/).
- November 10, 2014 – Call for Participants;
- December 15, 2014 – Deadline for submitting abstracts (max. 500 words);
- January 31, 2015 – Successful Applicants notified;
- March 31, 2015 – Final program released;
- 21-22 August 2015 – Workshop prior to the ICC 2015.
Note: The deadline to submit a paper to the main International Cartographic Conference is Nov. 15, 2014 (http://www.icc2015.org/call-for-papers.html)
Very interesting review (in English) of “Piani sul mondo” (“Plans on the World”) an edited collection in Italian that looks more specifically at maps emerging from literature rather than at maps of literature as emphasized by Tania Rossetto the author of the review. This collection contributes to the extensive academic literature published recently on literary geography and mapping (http://literarygeographies.wordpress.com/litgeog-mapping/). A taxonomy of the multiple relationships between maps and literature has also been developed by Ryan (2003) and discussed by Rossetto in another paper (2014) and a new open-access academic journal entitled “Literary Geographies” has been recently launched (http://www.literarygeographies.net/index.php/LitGeogs). Definitely a very active area of research…
Ryan, M.-L. (2003) Cognitive Maps and the Construction of Narrative Space, In Herman, D. (ed.), Narrative Theory and the Cognitive Sciences, Stanford, CA, Publications of the Center for the Study of Language and Information, pp. 214–242.
Rossetto T, 2014, “Theorizing maps with literature” Progress in Human Geography 38 513-30
Jenny Odell is an artist from the Bay Area (USA) that travels via satellites and Google Street View. In her work “Travel by Approximation” she proposes a
“virtual road trip across the United States via Google Street View, Yelp, TripAdvisor, UrbanSpoon, InsiderPages, CitySearch, YouTube, Virtual Tourist, Wikimedia, Wikipedia, and countless other forums, blogs, user maps and 360-degree tours. For one year–almost two virtual months—I transported myself into one place after another, both by writing a travel narrative and by using Photoshop to integrate myself into photos I found online.”
The result was turned into an installation and a book that tells the story of her virtual journey illustrated by many photos and screen captures of Google Street View in which she appearances extensively. This virtual journey seems even more interesting than the real one. As she points out:
“Pages 97-98, in which I brave the tourist-masses of the Grand Canyon. In the first page, I’m encountering a guy who claims (on TripAdvisor) that “the thing with the Grand Canyon is… once you’ve seen it, well, you’ve seen it.” (Those are his bored kids in the photos.) On the next page are user photos all geotagged at the same exact spot on Google Maps, a lookout point just off the main road.”
Last May, the Art & Cartography commission organized a colloquy in Montreal within the context of the 82nd acfas conference (Association francophone pour le savoir). During this two days event (May 12-13, 2014), 25 students, professors and researchers from geography, cartography, literature, sociology and anthropology got together to discuss (in French) issues around mapping different kinds of stories such as historical stories, everyday life stories, stories of refugees, stories from films and from novels. The title of the colloquy was “Cartographier les récits : enjeux méthodologiques et technologiques” (full program available here). The presentations and discussions were very stimulating and will be continued…