Radical Cartography Produces Unlikely Maps and Design Partnerships

Lillian Mathews describes "radical cartography," a movement to highlight, not hide, the process and politics associated with map-making decisions.
July 15, 2012, 5am PDT | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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Now merging together into a larger cartography network in the Northeast U.S., radical cartographers are taking advantage of the ubiquity of map-making software and the information gathering abilities offered by social media to create experimental and interactive maps documenting, "the social, economic, technological and historical conditions at play in the production of space."

Mathews describes efforts by cartography groups throughout New England that "point to a great deal of potential for architecture and land use planning firms to harness radical cartography for their own benefit."

Thanks to John Christian R. Aguilar

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Published on Thursday, July 5, 2012 in Global Site Plans - The Grid
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