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

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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 (...)
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: (...)

Carte des caméras de surveillance

Carte en cours des caméras de surveillance de Bruxelles

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 (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)