Human Geography

21 Feb

Mapping is a powerful tool for visualizing and understanding connections and context. I have shared maps that imitate life and life imitated my maps.

Beyond the apparent geography and proximity, maps expose a range of subterranean information. For example, creative uses of mapping to investigate social inclusion. 

Adding a beauty to the complexity of maps, Matthew Cusick uses maps as source material for collages. Inspired by topography, he likes to “catalog, archive, and arrange information and then dismantle, manipulate, and reconfigure it.”

The textured and intricate assemblages highlight the intangible aspects of maps. Seeing freeway maps take on their three-dimensional form brings to the forefront the influence infrastructure has on our cities and our lives. For me, Geronimo, is the most thought-provoking of the works, directly addressing issues that are still raw and unresolved. 

via Jason Hilgefort via oddity central

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