Archis 2004 #2: Mapping

April, 2004

There is no place, no event, no perspective of power that cannot be turned into an ominous or sexy map. But is this useful when you don’t want to know what is where, but want to work on what must come? In short: how to convert a map from a description into a tool?

Archis 2004 #2

At work

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It seems as if the silence of architectural criticism, awaiting some new inspiration (where is architectural criticism still carried out more or less independently?), is urging architects to take matters into their own hands. They praise their wares in bulky monographs or, for the sake of decency, arrange to have them praised by hired copywriters. […]

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Archis 2004 #2

Euroscapes

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The authors, all practising architects, planners and urban designers, say that Europe finds itself once more at a crossroads. Increasing ethnic migration, increasing touristic and commercial movement, and the ever more closely intertwined communication and financial networks are all having their effect. There are urgent questions about the kind of space these flows and networks […]

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Archis 2004 #2

At work

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It seems as if the silence of architectural criticism, awaiting some new inspiration (where is architectural criticism still carried out more or less independently?), is urging architects to take matters into their own hands. They praise their wares in bulky monographs or, for the sake of decency, arrange to have them praised by hired copywriters. […]

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Archis 2004 #2

The Map as Saviour. Usefulness and Disadvantages of mapping: the case of “The Ultimate Atlas of the 21st Century”

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This approach requires some commentary, however, which similarly applies to other ‘maps’ or map-like presentations currently in vogue such as OMA’s ‘eurocore’ and ‘volkswagen stadt’; MVRDV (the ‘region maker’); Must (‘euroscapes’); work by Scape and Schie 2.0.(1) Some of these maps are not just maps or even models of an existing geography but environments and […]

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Archis 2004 #2

Political (correct) mapping

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The graphic rendering of this information – the map – illuminates vital spatial relationships that often remain hidden in nebulous clouds of tables and text. Since the duration of their validity rests on the accuracy and timeliness of their information, maps, especially those related to politics, are particularly vulnerable to the motions of time and […]

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