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Conference : The Art and Architecture of Mapping: Visual and Material Approaches to Cartographic Objects
UKOrganisation: Emily Mann (Bartlett School of Architecture) & Stephen Whiteman (The Courtauld)Despite the attentions of cultural historians since the 1980s, maps still tend to escape close and critical study as fundamentally visual and material forms of communication, with histories of cartography remaining predominantly disconnected from these dimensions of the subject matter. This two-day symposium addresses this interdisciplinary challenge from a diverse range of perspectives that foreground such questions as: how do maps operate as representations, and how do culturally situated understandings of space shape how they are created, seen and read? How does the study of maps within specific historical or cultural contexts connect to broader issues in visual/material history? In what ways are coloniality and/or indigeneity made visible/material in maps? How can art-historical approaches inform other disciplinary analyses and uses of maps? Invited speakers will offer new perspectives through studies of cartographic objects from around the world, from early modern India, Iran, and China to the Atlantic world and contemporary South Africa.
Free, but registration neededVenue: The Courtauld Institute of Art, Vernon Square, London WC1X 9EWLanguage: EnglishURL: https://courtauld.ac.uk/whats-on/the-art-and-architecture-of[...]