AGAINST MAPS tries to understand the forces at work in urban space by abandoning the whole of the city to study the separate interlocking parts. A map assumes authority through the implied power of its maker's perspective. To see an area from above, as in a map, is not to participate in it. The goal of being AGAINST MAPS is to stay close enough to the ground to rearrange the rocks and to hide stuff in the cracks of the sidewalk. Maps systematically abstract space in order to narrate the details of a place. This science of abstraction assumes the semi-permanence of details and the value of networking them. To be AGAINST MAPS is to monitor the functionality of buildings and space by and for people that use them. To become AGAINST MAPS begins by noticing how things are going where you live.

 

 

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METHOD

PROPOSAL

FUNDRAISER

THE NEIGHBORHOOD

GLOSSARY FOR PROJECT

POP MEDICINE REFERENCES

CITY PLANNING REFERENCES

URBAN PLANNING + AYURVEDA

 

Forgive and Forget