Section: Projects / Towards

Towards: Towards a subjective collective cartography

Towards is a collection of subjective cartographic representations of Brussels connected to the creation of a collaborative tool for subjective cartography.

Several artists have participated in the first phase of this project by, all in their own way, mapping urban interventions and memories of Brussels. This resulted in an exhibition, a publication and a considerable amount of reflections and questions.

In parallel the project puts forward a workshop, urban interventions, a collection of Brussels’ maps and an ’atlas of brussels’.

The project addresses following questions: How to represent subjective territorial data? How do maps influence our perception of a terrain? How to interconnect these data? Which form and function should a collective cartography software aim for? The blog feeds these questions knowing that answering them is important for the realisation of a collaborative cartography software.

A project of www.citymined.org, www.recyclart.be, www.constantvzw.com, www.speculoos.com

Articles

Publication · 2010

Cartography as a common good

Cartography as a common good is a contribution by Rafaella Houlstan-Hasaerts (La Cambre) and Nicolas Malevé, member of Constant, to the book Human Cities, Celebrating Public Space, edited by (...)
Lecture · 2010

Icarus film maker (or the history of a vertical movement of the sight)

Nicolas Malevé, Constant member, will take part in Icarus film maker (or the history of a vertical movement of the sight), an afternoon of reflections about the history of aerial view through art (...)
Workshop · Walk · 2008

Busboîtescartesmaps

Busboîtescartesmaps is an event in the framework of the Towards project that combines subjective representations of the Brussels’ terrain which the development of a software for subjective (...)
Seminar · 2007

Gender Art Net

Gender Art Net will be developed throughout 2008 as an interactive Map, offering accessibility and readability of a broader range of artistic positions, which explore the complex interrelatedness (...)
Publication · 2007

Towards

A newspaper on subjective carthographies of urban interventions in Brussels, in collaboration with Citymin(e)d, Recyclart and Speculoos.

Urban Act

What is a collective platform and how can it operate? This is the central question of the book, Urban Act, produced by Atelier d’Architecture Autogérée, (...)

Blind Softspots & Deviating mapware

Nicolas Malevé and Peter Westenberg present in IBAI/Recyclart their exercice in exploiting the imperfections and in-between-spaces that grow in stitches, blind spots and the data-abundance of (...)
Workshop · 2007

OpenStreetMap

Benjamin Henrion who joined the July cartography workshop talked about the openstreetmap project (1). We organize a first workshop on open cartography of the center of Brussels. We wander (...)
Workshop · 2007

European Platform for Alternative Practice and Research on the City (Peprav)

Peprav is a project that is partly financed by the CULTURE2000-program of the European Union. The platform formalizes a collective critical research on urban alternatives in the city: (...)

Feeds

2014-02-09 17:19:17

40 more maps that explain the world

Maps seemed to be everywhere in 2013, a trend I like to think we encouraged along with August's 40 maps that explain the world. Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to. You might consider this, then, a (...)

2013-11-12 20:26:18

Ton Bruxelles, il est comment ?

Une exposition collective issue d'ateliers d'écriture et d'arts plastiques animés à La Chom'hier, Bruxelles Laïque, Lire et Ecrire Bruxelles Nord-est, Lire et Ecrire Bruxelles Nord-Ouest, Lire et Ecrire Bruxelles Ouest et aux Ateliers de la Banane. Textes, dessins, photographies, structures en (...)

2013-10-20 12:45:45

Mapping for Niger

Niger : it's dunes, its rivers, its vast territory. its cultural diversity. its traditions. its abundant youth. its immense heat and its vast rains. Its problems with water (too much or not enough), poverty and corruption. sanitation and hygiene, as well as with its infrastructure. ‘Mapping for (...)

2013-10-13 19:17:29

Villa Morel

Il existe des lieux spéciaux, uniques, qui offrent des expériences esthétiques et sensibles particulières. Dans ces espaces, nous nous projetons : par effet de réflexion, une poétique s'opère. Ils peuvent être des jardins, des recoins, des passages, des architectures, des paysages comme des (...)

2013-10-13 19:12:56

les 9 yeux de google

Jon Rafman, artiste flâneur de google street view expose à NYC. Plus proche de nous -son site internet : http://9-eyes.com - Blog

2013-10-08 22:02:24

Un très beau rayon art et cartographie

Un très beau rayon rayon "art et cartographie" à découvrir à la Librairie des Galeries ( 2, galerie Saint Hubert - 1000 Bruxelles) - Blog

2013-10-04 10:58:25

Dans et hors la ville. Esquisse d'une géographie des artistes plasticiens à Bruxelles (19e-21e siècles)

Une étude approfondie de Tatiana Debroux, publié sur le site de Brussels studies - Blog

2013-10-04 10:35:51

L'incroyable téléphérique du parc de Forest

Augustus 31 at 7pm, 2 boarding stations open the doors of Park Forest. Invent a journey and become the guide of the most incredible walk (15'-30') of all the time ! Post your suggestions in our box ( inthe sandpit in the park) or via teleferiek@gmail.com http://teleferiek.wordpress.com - (...)

2013-05-24 18:24:36

Dans les plis de la carte : Élie et Élisée reclus à Bruxelles

Les visites guidées de mai de Quartiers Latins : Dans les plis de la carte : Élie et Élisée reclus à Bruxelles Samedi 25 mai à 14h Par Frédérique Bianchi Après des études de lettres, a réalisé une recherche sur l'animalité dans l'oeuvre de Colette, ainsi qu'une analyse sur la réception des contes. La (...)

2012-03-26 15:34:24

Maps of Babel

Maps of Babel - A very interesting contribution of Giorgia Lupi, Salvatore Iaconesi, Luca Simeone and Paolo Patelli at the Human Cities symposium, held in Brussels the 15th and 16th March 2012. - Blog