Finissage Talks Mapping

het Glazen Huis
Sunday March 4, 2018

On the last day of the exhibition  Mapping the Ground | Grounding the Map we invite you for an afternoon of lectures, artists presentations, debate and an excursion.


1 – 2.30 PM gathering at het Glazen Huis
excursion Traces Amstelpark with Marjolijn Boterenbrood
On the basis of her map Park Traces – which she made during a 12 month work period at Zone2Source in het Amstelpark – we will experience the not so visible park, under the ground and under the water. We will find out about life under our feet and the amazing processes which are at work there.

3  – 6 PM
Lecture and debate

The way in which we map the world tells a lot about how we deal with the world. While contemporary cartographic methods are showing an increasing abstraction of the earth, in the exhibition Mapping the Ground | Grounding the Map 5 international artists present work in which alternative carthographic

strategies are developed which makes the connection between human and earth visible. On the last day of the exhibition three of the participating artists – Esther Polak, Antti Tenetz en Cora Jongsma – will discuss the ideas behind their work. The afternoon is introduced with a lecture by prof. Sybille Lammes on cartographic methods in the digital age. Afterwards she will enter into conversation with the artists about the issues at hand.

3 – 3:30 PM lecture 
Mapping in the Digital Age: Mutability, mobility, creativity
by Sybille Lammes (prof New Media and Digital Culture, Universiteit van Leiden and member of the Playfull Mapping Collective) 

Sybille Lammes discusses how the quality of mapping has changed now that we and our mapping interfaces are engaged in. a constant process of adapting while ‘on the go’. What possibilities does this present in terms of mutual visual and spatial creation? And how does this affect our understanding of mobility and mutability?

3:30 – 3:20. Artists Talk Esther Polak
3:50- 4:10: Artist Talk Cora Jongsma

4:30 – 4:50 Artist Talk Antti Tenetz
4:50 – 5:20 lezing Uniquitous Carthography: Casual Power in Digital Maps
Alex Gekker ( Media and Culture Studies, University of Utrecht)

Digital maps are simultaneously ubiquitous in their desire to be available to all users while at the same time being personalized. Gekker suggests the term ‘uniquitous’ and relates this to the changing nature of digital media and cartographic practices offering a new conceptual framework to understand the emerging power relations between map makers and map users. 

17:20- 18:00 Debate between the artists and lecturers




Lectures/discussions, Public Program