The art of being lost

Vaughan, L 2009, 'The art of being lost', in Proceedings of the 24th International Cartographic Conference, Santiago, Chile, 15-21 November 2009, pp. 1-10.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title The art of being lost
Author(s) Vaughan, L
Year 2009
Conference name 24th International Cartographic Conference
Conference location Santiago, Chile
Conference dates 15-21 November 2009
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 24th International Cartographic Conference
Publisher International Cartographic Association
Place of publication Santiago, Chile
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Abstract This paper presents a proposition for thinking about and for challenging the basic premise, that the role of cartographic devices such as maps or atlases is to enable us to be placed. Conceived of as the Art of Being Lost, the proposition explores different ways for conceptualising and structuring the experience of being lost. From artistic interventions that explore the nature of place and region, where play and confusion challege the users sense of location, to the mythological origins of the labyrinth and the experience of the labyrinthine, the following discussion takes on a journey to rethink the Art of Mapping, and the potential of being lost.
Subjects Visual Communication Design (incl. Graphic Design)
Keyword(s) design
mapping
place
Copyright notice © 2009 the International Cartographic Association
ISBN 9781907075025
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