The Cartographies of the Imagination book presents an atlas of alternative maps, gathering over thirty works from the worlds of architecture, landscape, painting, sound, technology and film. Navigating across scales, times, realities and the imagination, this book charts practices and processes of cartography, challenging the outer reaches of human exploration and the definition of a map.  The book accompanies and inspires the festival conversations.

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Foreward: Ifigeneia Liangi

Introduction: Kirsty Badenoch and Sayan Skandarajah

Lines that lead / Footsteps that follow:

Alberto Ponis
Kirsty Badenoch
Dr Jonathan Prior
David Heymann
Sam Coulton
Paul Kolling
3RW Arkitekter / Richard John Seymour

Forensic reconstructions:

Peter Wilson
Aisling O’Carroll
Dr Izabela Wieczorek
Francesca Benedetto
Mallory Burrell
Pui Quan Choi

Worlds that whisper / Lands that lie:

Madelon Vriesendorp
Saskia Olde Wolbers
Melissa McCarthy
Mira Sanders
Peter Baldwin
Dana Burdman
Dr Penelope Haralambidou

Retracing familiar ground:

Charles Robert Cockerell
Zaha Hadid
Doug Specht
Sayan Skandarajah
Nat Chard
Sean Steed
Dr Christopher Fry
Erika Brandl-Mouton

Guides for getting lost:

Guy Debord
Eloise Maltby Maland
Llew Watkins
Sapna Marfatia
Charnjeev Kang

Afterward: Keranie Theodosiou

Cartographies of the Imagination is a wondrous collection of introductions to potential architectural novels. Written and crafted in drawings, models, installations, 3D scans and collages, this atlas of 33 mapping projects tells tales of fact and fiction. Gardens, the Silk road, Europe, Asia, a cottage, New York, debris, atmospheric curiosities, archaeology, volcanic islands, female cities, ghost cars, cosmic maps, the unconscious, golden clouds, lakes, geological monuments and the moon, are amongst some of the characters these projects narrate with. The settings are real and imagined, poetic and critical. Lost lands and the importance of going nowhere. Reconstructed spaces by acute observation and the dissection of shadows and their shadows. Improbable maps that act as rehearsals for the creation of places. Re-remembered bodies; versatile vessels that bring together improbable routes for future explorers. And sometimes, the most mysterious thing about a half-place, the place that exists between the real and the imagined, the fact that it’s not mysterious at all. The direction these mapping projects take suggests a measure of the world which is not settled. Where symbols shift, data is poetically gleaned and softness prevails.

Ifigeneia Liangi

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