Atlases as Mediators of Spatial Knowledge Under the Global Condition: Analysis Methodology and Interpretation Approaches
Project C5 (SFB 1199, Leipzig U) & Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography
|Date||Wednesday, 3 July 2019 – Friday, 5 July 2019|
|Location||SFB 1199 | Strohsackpassage | Nikolaistraße 6-10 | 5th floor | 04109 Leipzig|
|Contact||Ute Rietdorf | email@example.com|
Please note that the workshop will take place at the SFB 1199 (Strohsackpassage, Nikolaistraße 6-10, 5th floor, 04109 Leipzig) and at the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (Schongauer Str. 9, 04328 Leipzig).
Maps of Globalization: The Production and the Visualization of Spatial Knowledge
Maps are used all over the world as a means of not only communicating information and knowledge but also imagination. As such, they also convey perceptions of “globalization”. Yet, very few maps or other graphical representations of “globalization” are distributed worldwide. This project examines the production and reproduction of perceptions and knowledge about “globalization” through different visualizations. For this purpose, we analyse (carto)graphical visualizations from the 1860s until today, especially comparing examples from Francophone and from Chinese origins. The authors or users of these visualizations themselves claim to depict concepts, states, or processes initially of “globality” and later of globalization. Therefore, our project analyses the languages and visualization techniques used in creating maps together with the expressed as well as the absent spatial formats and/or spatial orders.