The Art & Cartography Commission’s current goals:
- Advance the field of artistic and experimental cartographies, including but not limited to such subfields as narrative cartography, cinematic cartography, sensory and phenomenological approaches to mapping, locative media, performative and performance-based cartographies, and media archaeological and other research-creation or practice-led processes.
- Facilitate, through workshops and special events, interdisciplinary collaborations and exchanges of ideas and practices amongst diverse practitioners and theorists to promote the development of hybrid cartographic practices, from arts and digital humanities to social and geo-sciences.
- Produce new forms of knowledge on mapping, space and place theory, location and spatial studies, as well as new cartographic expressions.
- Promote creative research and scholarly publication on art and cartography in all of its aspects, to both an academic audience (special issues of journals and edited collections) and to the general public (websites, screenings, exhibitions).
- Explore alternative avenues of publication as research-creation documentations and experimentations.
- Hold bi-annual meetings, in conjunction with the International Cartographic Conference.
- Abide by the ICA directory, which includes outreach to developing countries when requested and possible, coordination with other ICA commissions or other international organizations when possible and advantageous, and to support equity-seeking groups to take active roles in professional activities.