The Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University will hold an international conference and, in partnership with Kareron, an exhibition walk curated by Isabelle Arvers. These two highlights of the Némo Biennal conclude the art and research program The End of Maps? Dream Territories, Normalized Territories, begun in 2013.
The End of Maps? Dream Territories, Normalized Territories (La Fin des cartes ? Territoires rêvés, territoires normalisés) merges scientific research and artistic practice to question the representation of territories from a technological, scientific, political and urbanistic point of view. Producing imagery that is both captivating and disturbing, the map and its virtual variations (3D representations, digital mock-ups, etc.) are an object of research but also a method for anyone who wants to address the city in terms of design, anthropology, urban planning, history or geography. But this “method” is problematic. Beginning with its title The End of Maps? Dream Territories, Standardized Territories, the project aims to create tension between the subjective and appropriative visions that people have of their territories, and the increasingly powerful and inquisitive tools that tend to absorb these representations.
The project will be take place over two years (2013–2015) through the organization of mobile working groups involving the main project partners, a research workshop (October 2013), two exhibitions (Spring 2014 and Fall 2015), and an international symposium (November 2015). A publication –an exhibition catalog together with the conference proceedings- is also planned (2016). The work done during this period will contribute to a database, Art / Mapping Knowledge Base, which aims to identify a wide range of art-related mapping projects and to provide a critical look at the work done by their authors.
Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville, November 19-20, 2015
9h – 18h, 60 Boulevard de la Villette, 75019 Paris
The international conference will take place over two days and will bring together anthropologists, architects, geographers, artists, curators, and graduate students, for a serie of presentations, round table discussions and conversations. The project aims to create a tension between the subjective and appropriative visions that people have of their territories, and the increasingly powerful and inquisitive tools that tend to absorb these representations.
The exhibition walk consists of two exhibitons curated by Isabelle Arvers and three others exhibitons presented in association with The End of Maps? program.
Le Shakirail, November 12 – 22
Espace des Arts sans Frontières, November 18 – 23
Curator: Isabelle Arvers. An exhibition conceived as a walk between different spaces to invite the audience to wander and to shape a collective reappropriation of a territory through cartography. A walk between maps, models, installations, workshops and drifts, imagined in answer to the questions raised by the research projet The End of Maps?
Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville, November 16 – December 14
Espace Khiasma, Octobre 22 – December 19
Immanence, November 18 – December 19