Geography, Art, Space
Interesting images about the intersection of geography, space and creative practices, principally art, but also architecture
Work of the week: Rossetti's Wombat Seated in his Master's Lap by William Bell Scott
Maybe not the most thematic of images, but what is not to like about Rossetti's Wombat Seated in his Master's lap (1871) by William Bell Scott, Pencil on Paper. From the Tate Website, check out their image of the week series.
Spaces of Transformation: Epistemologies of the South: Reinventing Social Emancipation – Talk at Tate Modern | Tate
Monument by Oscar Niemeyer, dedicated to Landless Workers movement. See Tate Modern Topology series. "The understanding of the world by far exceeds the Western understanding of the world. Northern epistemologies draw abyssal lines between zones of being and zones of non-being, thereby committing epistemicide and wasting social experience in a massive scale. Mapping the lines is as much a search for absent knowledges as it is a search for absent beings." Boaventura de Sousa Santos. Discuss!
Ursula Biemann Embankment (2011) Still from a series of the artist's 'water videos' showing community work in Bangladesh to build embankments against the effects of climate change. Check out the artists website at http://www.geobodies.org where the image came from
Lingotto Fiat factory - Mattè Trucco designed the automobile factory in 1923 A spiral assembly line. I am going to look for accounts of people who worked this assembly line. In the context of debates on the micro-politics of capital the spiral form is intriguing. Interestingly the recent Renzo Piano conversion turned this structure into a site of immaterial production par excellence.
Making Maps: DIY Cartography
Creative Compass, Royal Geographical Society, London, 2010. Maps from the Society’s collection together with newly commissioned map art from Agnès Poitevin-Navarre and Susan Stockwell. It was accompanied by a 32-page illustrated color catalogue, with an essay by Dr Harriet Hawkins and artist interviews by Paul Goodwin.