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CORRECTIONVILLE,

a temporary city to discuss the (im)possibilities of mapping

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FRIDAY

THE SEA

Lisa Laperre

Graphic Designer – The Hague/NL – https://www.studiospikkel.design

Lisa Laperre graduated in 2015 as master Graphic Design at the LUCA School of Arts (Ghent/Belgium). Besides her commissioned graphic work, she likes to experiment and create her own work. In this, she sees herself as a researcher who, not only textually, but also visually reports her results. Maps often play a major role in this. These graphic representations also often crop up in her commissioned work.

In this project, Lisa attempts to fill in the plain blue areas on a map that represent a sea in more detail through a participatory ‘installation’. Visit her and contribute to the map and ‘atlas’, a digital ánd physical collection of all the pieces of elaborated ocean.

In this way, she collects knowledge about the great mass of water, which has always remained somewhat mysterious throughout its separation. In this enigma, she sees room for interpretation.

Contributors will have the opportunity to leave their e-mail address and they will receive their page in the atlas by e-mail.

BORDER ENCYCLOPEDIA REVISITED

Sophie Leemans

Architect/PhD researcher – Brussels/BE – http://www.collectivespaces-kuleuven.be/

Sophie Leemans graduated in the Master in Architecture at KU Leuven where she finished summa cum laude. Her master thesis received The Dean’s Choice label, was awarded the 2019 Jef Van Ranst Prize, the 2019 Van Hove Award and was nominated for the VRP Graduation Award (of the Flemish Association of Space and Planning). She is now a full-time PhD researcher at KU Leuven. In her PhD project she explores, amongst other issues, strategic nodes of physical networks of dispersed territories and their influence for future urban transformation processes. The research is situated in the research cell All City/All Land which investigates the relationships of dispersed territories and urbanity, of which the transnational project and case study Eurometropolis Lille–Kortrijk–Tournai is a particular example.

During CORRECTIONVILLE 01, Sophie will conduct a ‘Border Crossing Act’ as developed by Dear Hunter on Friday, to see if this specific method of documenting border experiences can add to her teaching practice and PhD research. She will talk about her experience with it on Saturday. Participants are welcome to join her in both her walk on Friday and the talk on Saturday.

LINES as a METAPHOR

Alena Kamenshchikova

Social Scientist – Maastricht/NL – https://hes.mumc.maastrichtuniversity.nl/profile/a.kamenshchikova%40maastrichtuniversity.nl

Alena Kamenshchikova studied Sociology at National Research Tomsk State University, Russia, political philosophy at University of Tartu, Estonia and completed her PhD thesis recently at Maastricht University (2020). She works in the area of public health with a focus on infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance, mostly with qualitative methods including ethnography and discourse analysis. Her research interests include knowledge production practices, multi-species communication and transdisciplinary methodologies. In December 2020, she received the Kootstra Talent Fellowship award, allowing young researchers to develop their own research ideas.

When a line is drawn on a map, a decision is made. This decision may determine geographical, juridical, institutional or cultural differences, but in any case, it creates a distinction between one and another, us and them. Similarly, when scientists study a phenomenon and decide on particular adjectives, or metaphors, to describe this phenomenon, they decide about the specific characteristics that this phenomenon has. What does it mean when we describe microbes as colonies or intruders that penetrate the human body? Or, what could be the consequences of making a statement that specific microbes have been imported from country X to country Y? When scientists write texts, they map a specific reality with its characteristics, similar to a topographer. In her short talk, Alena would like to reflect upon what the practice of scientific writing can learn from the practice of geographical mapping and vice versa.Besides, she would like to invite the audience to reflect with her about the consequences of both practices for the realities and territories that they describe and map. 

Map showing the distribution of Covid-19 by John Hopkins (screenshot)

TOON and ANDREW, a CONVERSATION

Andrew Davies & Toon Hezemans

Dutch Mountain Film Festival – Heerlen/NL & Aachen/GER – www.dmff.eu

Andrew Davies swapped the Pennine moors for the uplands of South Limburg in 1984. Since an early age he has had a fascination for maps, the mountains and the Great Outdoors. In 2019, Davies curated the exhibition Mapping the Mountains, an exhibition on the origins and history of alpine cartography through a special selection of historical and modern mountain maps.

Toon Hezemans is a multidisciplinary artist, drawer, climber, outdoor lover and the director of the Dutch Mountains Film Festival. As a connaisseur of the Euregion Meuse-Rhine in general and the summits of this region in particular he will be the perfect speaker and interviewer to accompany Andrew Davies on stage and guide the audience along the most scenic routes via known and unknown maps and atlases.

TRACING your WALK

Gisèle Gantois

Architect, researcher – Gent/BE – https://www.kuleuven.be/wieiswie/nl/person/00068853

Gisèle Gantois is an architect who specialises in the restoration and adaptive use of built heritage. She holds a Master of Science in Architecture at Sint-Lucas (now the University of Leuven) and a Master after Master of Science in Conservation of Monuments and Sites at the Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation (RLICC) at the University of Leuven. She has been a teacher since 1991, currently in the studio of the International Master of Architecture at the University of Leuven (Resilient and Sustainable Strategies) where her main focus is on how heritage and (urban) landscape are closely entwined within a cultural, social and ecological meshwork as part of the highly urbanised cultural landscape in Flanders, Belgium. She is conducting research to identify methods and tools to explore, detect, unveil and map this in order to preserve and manage cultural heritage in a different way.

The deeper meaning of a place can never be discovered through mere formal research or merely collecting information ‘from above’ as in archives or databases. Think of how a landscape, with your feet on the ground, is really experienced with heights and lows, curves and vistas, church towers as points of reference and forests that hide the view and how this landscape is traditionally represented on the basis of a topographical map, from a bird’s eye view.

Therefore, we are going to walk, stand still and draw and note down what triggers us according to a 3-step method that Gantois developed to explore a place, memorise it and generate research questions from these experiences.

SATURDAY

THOUGHTS on NOMADIC CARTOGRAPHY

Cleo Wächter

Visual artist – Berlin/GER – https://www.cleowaechter.com

Cleo Wächter is interested in the notion of landscape, both in its ‘quantitative’ side, such as the terrain and its measurable topographic aspects, as well as how these relate to its ‘qualitative’ aspects. In previous projects, she handled subjects such as social geographies, geology, landscape architecture, and the Anthropocene within the Netherlands. In her more recent work, she has concentrated on the notion of environmental personhood by studying the relationship between the inhabitants of Berlin and the city trees.

Why are modern ways of navigating not always better, and how do you map waves, for example? The two texts below will form the basis for a broad and deep discussion on (among others) these questions.

Satellite Culture. Global Positioning Systems,Inuit Wayfinding, and the Need for a New Account of Technology by Claudio Aporta and Eric Higgs.

Wave navigation in the Marshall Islands: Comparing indigenous and Western scientific knowledge of the ocean by Genz a.o.

WANDERLÖSS (DUTCH)

A.H.J. Dautzenberg

Writer, poet – Tilburg/NL – https://www.ahjdautzenberg.nl

A.H.J. Dautzenberg (Heerlen, 1967), studied Economics but also Language & Literature. In 2019 he was appointed city poet of Tilburg. His texts have appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers, among which De Groene Amsterdammer, The Post Online, Das Magazin, De Volkskrant, NRC Handelsblad, NRC Next, Het Financieel Dagblad, Knack, Humo and VPRO Gids. He has performed at festivals such as Crossing Border, the Uitmarkt, De Geest Moet Waaien, Schrijvers Binnen, Wintertuin, Das Mag, Pauw (& Witteman), Dit was het nieuws, Incubate, Noorderzon, Zomerparkfeesten Venlo, Explore The North, Cultura Nova and Lowlands.

Anton Dautzenberg is a member of Wanderlöss, a team of professional music lovers with roots in South Limburg. They want to bring their favorite music to the fields, the hills, the hooves, the paths and the forests of their childhood. At the same time, they want to show the rivers, the ridges, the corn cobs, the monasteries and the water mills to a new audience. To this end, they have started a pop-cultural procession. Walking on the cutting edge, passing by racy art, literature and music. Dautzenbeg will give a sneak peek into the upcoming Wanderlöss events and publications but also guide you through the landscape surrounding Hoogcruts and recite from his own work that’s connected to the places you’ll pass by.

STROLLOLOGY: HAÏTI in LIMBURG

Carolin Stapenhorst

Architect, researcher – Aachen/GER – http://www.motta-stapenhorst.it

Carolin Stapenhorst is an architect with a passion for architectural theory and its significance for practice. She is particularly interested in the theories of design and especially in the possibilities offered by personalised methods and highly specific tools for architectural design. Carolin has been developing this passion for many years in the form of her dissertation (on the notion of concept and its operative nature in architectural design, Politecnico di Torino, 2012), a professorship dedicated to design tools (RWTH Aachen University, 2014 – 2019), numerous publications and now within the professorship in Erfurt (since 2019), which touches on both areas of design practice and theory. 

“We are introducing a new science: promenadology or strollology. It is based on the idea that the environment is not perceptible, and if it is, it is based on images that form and have already formed in the mind of the observer. The classic walk goes outside the walls of the city, into the hills, to the lake, up the cliffs. The walker crosses a series of places […] At the end, when he returns home, the walker tells what he has seen. […] In doing so, he does not describe any of the places he has passed through, the forest, the river valley, certainly not the factory or the rubbish dump, but he describes integrated landscape images. The perception is based on the cinematographic effect of walking.”
Lucius Burckhardt

We are making an attempt at a reconstruction of a reconstruction. During documenta 8, Swiss sociologists Annemarie and Lucius Burckhardt conducted an experiment in which they re-enacted James Cook and Georg Forster’s 1773 voyage to Tahiti on a military training ground near Kassel. By re-enacting this re-enactment, we will explore the hills around Hoogcruts to discover the exotic and unexpected and to review and expand our landscape images of Limburg.

THE SEA

Lisa Laperre

Lisa Laperre graduated in 2015 as master Graphic Design at the LUCA School of Arts (Ghent/Belgium). Besides her commissioned graphic work, she likes to experiment and create her own work. In this, she sees herself as a researcher who, not only textually, but also visually reports her results. Maps often play a major role in this. These graphic representations also often crop up in her commissioned work.

In this project, Lisa attempts to fill in the plain blue areas on a map that represent a sea in more detail through a participatory ‘installation’. Visit her and contribute to the map and ‘atlas’, a digital ánd physical collection of all the pieces of elaborated ocean.

In this way, she collects knowledge about the great mass of water, which has always remained somewhat mysterious throughout its separation. In this enigma, she sees room for interpretation.

Contributors will have the opportunity to leave their e-mail address and they will receive their page in the atlas by e-mail.

SHIFTING TERRAIN – CONVERSATION

Fazal Rizvi

Visual artist – Maastricht/NL

Fazal Rizvi is an interdisciplinary artist from Pakistan. His inquiry rests somewhere between the personal, the social and the political. Having spent a few years thinking about the materiality and immateriality of the sea and its borders, he also keeps returning to the personal and the familial as a place of trigger. Rizvi is currently involved in a long term engagement and research in reference to the glacial and mountainous north of Pakistan.

Where do you, and how do you set up a camp on a terrain that is constantly shifting, moving, changing, rising, eroding? How do we settle such a land? How do we write of such places? How do we draw and record them? 

Looking at the mountainous terrain comprising of the Himalayas and the Karakoram range, Fazal draws attention to constant changes and shifts happening over and under these terrains. Changes and shifts at both a molecular and geological scale. Changes and shifts in knowledge production and authorship. Shifts in scale, shifts in imagination, shifts in human growth and impact on the land itself.

During this hour, Fazal will get into a dialogue with visitors about his work.

HET MONUMENT VOOR DE VERGETEN MENS – CONVERSATION

Jelle Stiphout/Het Verbond

Visual artist/director of Performing Arts – Maastricht/NL – https://jellestiphout.nl

Jelle Stiphout was trained as a director, cultural scientist and theatre teacher. He makes visual and musical theatre, mostly on location, from self-written texts with a special sense of humour and a fair dose of absurdity. Jelle is the founder and artistic leader of Het Verbond, a collective of artists.

A project by Het Verbond is (Welkom in) Pixeltown, het monument voor de vergeten mens: a theatrical multimedia installation that serves as a monument to the forgotten human being.

During this hour, Jelle will get into a dialogue with visitors about his work.

BORDER ENCYCLOPEDIA – CONVERSATION

Sophie Leemans

Architect/PhD researcher – Brussels/BE – http://www.collectivespaces-kuleuven.be/

Sophie Leemans graduated in the Master in Architecture at KU Leuven where she finished summa cum laude. Her master thesis received The Dean’s Choice label, was awarded the 2019 Jef Van Ranst Prize, the 2019 Van Hove Award and was nominated for the VRP Graduation Award (of the Flemish Association of Space and Planning). She is now a full-time PhD researcher at KU Leuven. In her PhD project she explores, amongst other issues, strategic nodes of physical networks of dispersed territories and their influence for future urban transformation processes. The research is situated in the research cell All City/All Land which investigates the relationships of dispersed territories and urbanity, of which the transnational project and case study Eurometropolis Lille–Kortrijk–Tournai is a particular example.

During CORRECTIONVILLE 01, Sophie will conduct a ‘Border Crossing Act’ as developed by Dear Hunter on Friday, to see if this specific method of documenting border experiences can add to her teaching practice and PhD research. She will talk about her experience with it on Saturday. Participants are welcome to join her in both her walk on Friday and the talk on Saturday.

MAPPING (in) MOBILITY

Lauren Wagner

Social Scientist – Maastricht/NL – https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/l.wagner

Lauren Wagner’s research practice has its roots in sociology, anthropology, geography, & sociolinguistics. She studied film production at New York University, Linguistic Anthropology at University of Texas at Austin and passed a second postgraduate degree at Paris V – René Descartes in Sociolinguistics. She completed her PhD thesis in Human Geography at University College London and completed a postdoctoral project on tourism and urban development in Morocco at Wageningen University with Claudio Minca. Currently, she’s an Assistant Professor in Globalisation and Development at Maastricht University and takes part in the research group Globalisation, Transnationalism and Development (https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/globalisation-transnationalism-and-development)

[More to come]

CRITICAL cartographies & SITUATED knowledge

Evelien Geerts

Philosopher – Antwerp/BE – https://eveliengeerts.com

Evelien Geerts is a multidisciplinary philosopher (PhD University of California, Santa Cruz, United States of America) and a Research Fellow (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom) with a passion for teaching and a thorough training in political philosophy and theory, critical theory and philosophy of science, STS & epistemology. As a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Birmingham, Geerts is involved in Dr. Katharina Karcher’s ERC-funded Urban Terrorism in Europe (2004-19): Remembering, Imagining, and Anticipating Violence project. She is an avid philosophy meme-creator and a former editor and editorial board member of the Dutch journal Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies (2015-2020).

This philosophical session on new materialisms-driven critical cartographies starts with a collective reflection on the importance of situated knowledge production. By situating ourselves as researchers-practitioners via Donna J. Haraway’s (1988) situated knowledges paradigm and Karen Barad’s (2007) diffractive theorizing, we examine how the methodology of critical cartography can assist us in better understanding the entanglements between ourselves as researchers-practitioners, the environment, and our engagement with research phenomena.

This will underline the fact that maps – whether purely conceptual, sketched out for architectural projects, or designed to explore and conquer, … – do not simply reflect realities-imaginaries but also harbor the potential to create-destroy worlds.

CONTINUOUSLY

SHIFTING TERRAIN

Fazal Rizvi

Visual artist – Maastricht/NL

Fazal Rizvi is an interdisciplinary artist from Pakistan. His inquiry rests somewhere between the personal, the social and the political. Having spent a few years thinking about the materiality and immateriality of the sea and its borders, he also keeps returning to the personal and the familial as a place of trigger. Rizvi is currently involved in a long term engagement and research in reference to the glacial and mountainous north of Pakistan.

Where do you, and how do you set up a camp on a terrain that is constantly shifting, moving, changing, rising, eroding? How do we settle such a land? How do we write of such places? How do we draw and record them? 

Looking at the mountainous terrain comprising of the Himalayas and the Karakoram range, Fazal draws attention to constant changes and shifts happening over and under these terrains. Changes and shifts at both a molecular and geological scale. Changes and shifts in knowledge production and authorship. Shifts in scale, shifts in imagination, shifts in human growth and impact on the land itself.

ARCHITECTURE of RADIO

Richard Vijgen

Visual artist & designer – Arnhem/NL – https://www.richardvijgen.nl

Richard Vijgen is an artist and designer whose work focuses on artistic data visualization. He creates multi-sensorial data experiences that visualize the invisible technological dimensions of reality. His work provides poetical interpretations of data and proposes a dialog between the human perspective and the disembodied world of digital networks, algorithms and wireless communication. His work has been exhibited in and collected by museums and art institutions across the world including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Barbican Gallery, ZKM, Ars Electronica, Vitra Design Museum and Manifesta 12.
Richard Vijgen is a lecturer at the department of Art Design and Technology at ArtEZ school of Art and Design and frequently serves as a guest lecturer at art schools and universities across Europe and North America.

The infosphere* relies on an intricate network of signals, wired and wireless, that support it. We are completely surrounded by an invisible system of data cables and radio signals from access points, cell towers and overhead satellites. Our digital lives depend on these very physical systems for communication, observation and navigation. The Architecture of Radio is a site-specific iPad application that visualizes this network of networks by reversing the ambient nature of the infosphere; hiding the visible while revealing the invisible technological landscape we interact with through our devices.
The architecture of radio app is a realtime, location based visualization of cell towers, wifi routers, communication, navigation and observation satellites and their signals. A site specific version of the app includes wired communication infrastructure embedded in the exhibition space. Its aim is to provide a comprehensive window into the infosphere.

*The infosphere refers to an interdependent environment, like a biosphere, that is populated by informational entities. While an example of the sphere of information is cyberspace, infospheres are not limited to purely online environments.

HOW to CATCH a SHADOW

Cleo Wächter

Visual artist – Berlin/GER – https://www.cleowaechter.com

Cleo Wächter is interested in the notion of landscape, both in its ‘quantitative’ side, such as the terrain and its measurable topographic aspects, as well as how these relate to its ‘qualitative’ aspects. In previous projects, she handled subjects such as social geographies, geology, landscape architecture, and the Anthropocene within the Netherlands. In her more recent work, she has concentrated on the notion of environmental personhood by studying the relationship between the inhabitants of Berlin and the city trees.

A shadow is an ever-changing map of the world; a clock; a navigator. A shadow is democratic; everyone’s shadow is the same shade. It is timeless and inextricably linked to us. My shadow represented me long before we turned into blue dots on google maps. But how do you catch a shadow? And can you reproduce it? Take it with you?

WHERE the FACADE BENDS

Sophie Czich

Designer and visual artist – The Hague/NL – https://sophieczich.com

Sophie Czich completed her bachelor in Graphic Design at HEAD – Geneva (CH) in 2015 and graduated from the master Non Linear Narrative at KABK – The Hague (NL) in 2021. Her research revolves around the dynamics which shape our cities and everyday lives, as well as the representations of functional and ideal humans and settings. Her practice merges artistic research, visual experimentation and investigative design, all grounded within an independent and critical attitude.

Architectural renders are highly realistic images, commonly used for advertising, communication and marketing purposes. They are performative visuals, depicting places that have yet to exist. Happy human archetypes are pasted in the ‘perfect’ house, which is placed in an idealised environment. At the core of this peculiar world-building convention, the narrative of hyper-perfection fashions a sleek paradise, propels capitalist norms and shapes our collective imagination of desirable lifestyles, cities and potential futures.

Where the facade bends plays with these ‘neither real nor imaginary’ places. With collaged fragments of renders, the video reassembles a new space, a stage for a journey through the backsides, absurdities and ruptures of such smooth surfaces. 

SITUATING ISREALI SETTLEMENTS MAPS

Jess Bier

Social theorist – Rotterdam/NL – https://jessbier.org

Jess Bier is an assistant professor of urban sociology at Erasmus University Rotterdam, where she studies the social and political landscapes of science and technology. Her research focuses on how society shapes science and technology, and vice versa. More specifically, she analyses geographies of knowledge, or how science and technology transform across space and time, but also how knowledge and data can rework space and time, for example by shaping changes in urban landscapes, infrastructures, and forms of mobility. Her book Mapping Israel, Mapping Palestine: How Occupied Landscapes Shape Scientific Knowledgewas published by the MIT Press in 2017.

In her digital lecture, Jess Bier will share the research that she has done on the topic of mapmaking in Israel and Palestine.

HET MONUMENT VOOR DE VERGETEN MENS

Jelle Stiphout/Het Verbond

Visual artist/director of Performing Arts – Maastricht/NL – https://jellestiphout.nl

Jelle Stiphout was trained as a director, cultural scientist and theatre teacher. He makes visual and musical theatre, mostly on location, from self-written texts with a special sense of humour and a fair dose of absurdity. Jelle is the founder and artistic leader of Het Verbond, a collective of artists.

A project by Het Verbond is (Welkom in) Pixeltown, het monument voor de vergeten mens: a theatrical multimedia installation that serves as a monument to the forgotten human being.

HOLLOW EARTH ATLAS

Lisa Laperre

Graphic Designer – The Hague/NL – https://www.studiospikkel.design

[More to come]

The Hollow Earth Atlas is a graphic translation of the almost 200-year-old hollow earth theory, according to John Cleves Symmes Jr. 

This pseudo-scientific theory states that our planet is hollow and has openings at both poles. Both on the outer surface and along the inner side, life would be possible, according to Symmes. The book takes the reader on a journey through this hollow globe and displays it like an atlas. The publication also provides information on what kind of life can be found in which place.

Check The Idea or The Practical for more information.
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