SGD Cartopology 3.0

  Cartopology Urheberrecht: © Marlies Vermeulen

Sondergebiete des Gestaltens und Darstellens: 3 Credits

"A border encyclopedia"

Cartopology combines anthropological fieldwork with cartographical techniques to document and notate space. By doing so, you will exercise and practice on drawing that extra layer of mapped local qualities.

Architecture today is mostly characterised by the use of plans based on standardised notational systems and are therefore inefficient in the representation of specific and local spatial qualities.
These conventional drawing methods contain generic information and no local insights can be derived from it. Rather than drawing attention to what is gained by these standardised methods of making architectural plans this studio will focus on what may be lost: the unexercised act of attending to local qualities. Therefore, the discipline ‘Cartopology’ is introduced.

The most effective way of becoming a good cartopologist is through exercise. This studio is therefore part of a research project on borders in border areas such as the Euregion Meuse-Rhin. The results of your work in this studio will therefore be part of a larger project. A real case study!

In this research project the instutue of cartopology investigates and maps the different ways in which borders are drawn on maps and the ways this correlates with their specific location. By observing and collecting the different ways in which the inner borders of these are represented we will assemble a 'Border Encyclopaedia' which attempts to enrich and redefine the ways border regions are represented on maps. In other words how can we do more justice to the variety qualities of borders, on maps for this region.


Marlies Vermeulen: Institute of Cartopology
Remy Kroese: Collaborator in the Productive Borders project
Theo Vantomme: Collaborator in the Productive Borders project
Martine de Rooij: Researcher in cra? and artistic research methods
Carolin Stapenhorst: Head Tool Culture

Dates & place

Part 1
5.06. DAY 1:
9.30 - 10.30: Introduction to the project
and case study.
10.30 - 12.00: Excursion to the Three
Countries Point. (more detailed information will follow)
12.00 - 13.00: Lunch.
13.00 - 16.00: Worktime.

6.06. DAY 2:
9.30: Introduction to the day.
9.45 - 10.45: Talk by Remy Kroese and
Theo Vantomme.
11.00 - 16.00: Worktime.

7.06. DAY 3:
9.30: Introduction to the day.
10.00: Preparation of the review.
11.00 - 13.00: Review and presentation.
13.00 - 13.30: Feedback and tasks for Part 02

The workshop will take place in room 3990|105, Rochusstrasse 2-14, 1st floor.

Part 2
3.07 DAY 1:
Presentation and feedback day.

4.07 DAY 2:
Talk and feedback by Martine de Rooij.

5.07 DAY 3: Final presentation