The IDEA

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CORRECTIONVILLE,

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

Friday 20th and
Saturday 21st of August

Since the earth is sphere-shaped, mapping and surveying it by using a two-dimensional grid (e.g. on paper) is impossible. As a result, the lines of the grid fail to match in some places. Correctionville is such a place in Iowa in the United States and important to surveyors in the mid 19th century.

Maps are never as accurate as they suggest and are always incomplete. It is futile to strive for completeness and reality. However, the more interesting is the use of maps to discover and understand a place.

CORRECTIONVILLE 01 aims to:
Discuss, debate and talk about cartopology:
Explore cartopologically;
Exhibit and experiment with cartopological maps and;
Practice cartopological skills.

Opens the discussion about cartopological practices, its role and urgency through lectures and talks.

Concentrates on cartopological methods to explore through walks and collective observation exercises.

Shares and exhibits cartopological maps, experiments and tryouts.

Focus on the cartopological craft by facilitating exercises and training related to documentation and observation.

There is also a market with cartopological classics, cahiers and suitable drawing materials.

To do so, CORRECTIONVILLE is built out of 7 different places:

6. AGORA:
Opens the discussion about cartopological practices, its role and urgency through lectures and talks.

1. SQUARE OF DEPARTURE:
Concentrates on cartopological methods to explore through walks and collective observation exercises.

7. DEAR HUNTER FIELD STATION:
Dear Hunter’s hunting -and observation cabin.

3. ATELIER ALLEY:
Shares and exhibits cartopological maps, experiments and tryouts.

2. CARTOPOLOGY CABINET:
Focus on the cartopological craft by facilitating exercises and training related to documentation and observation.

5. MAP MARKET:
With cartopological classics, cahiers and suitable drawing materials.

4. CROSS ROAD:
With coffee, lunch, cake and much more to have a nice conversation.

Check The Practical or Program (participants) for more information.
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