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Edited by Alexis Bhagat and Lize Mogel
Los Angeles: Journal of Aesthetics & Protest Press. 2008
Pages: 160 (book), portfolio (10 fold-out maps)
Dimensions: 4.375" x 7.5", each map folds out to 16.75" x 22"
Cover: box (soft), book (soft), portfolio (soft)
Binding: book (perfect bound), portfolio (loose)
Process: offset
Color: box (full color), book (one-color cover, b&w), maps (color and b&w)
Edition size: unknown
ISBN: 978-0-9791377-2-3

An Atlas of Radical Cartography is a collection of 10 maps and 10 essays about social issues from globalization to garbage; surveillance to extraordinary rendition; statelessness to visibility; deportation to migration. The map is inherently political-- and the contributions to this book wear their politics on their sleeves.

An Atlas of Radical Cartography provides a critical foundation for an area of work that bridges art/design, cartography/geography, and activism. The maps and essays in this book provoke new understandings of networks and representations of power and its effects on people and places. These new perceptions of the world are the prerequisites of social change.

MAPS | An Architektur | the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) | Ashley Hunt | Institute for Applied Autonomy with Site-R | Pedro Lasch | Lize Mogel | Trevor Paglen & John Emerson | Brooke Singer | Jane Tsong | Unnayan

ESSAYS | Kolya Abramsky | Maribel Casas-Cortes & Sebastian Cobarrubias | Alejandro De Acosta | Avery F. Gordon | Institute for Applied Autonomy | Sarah Lewison | Jenny Price, Jane Tsong, DJ Waldie, Ellen Sollod, Paul S. Kibel | Heather Rogers | Jai Sen | Visible Collective & Trevor Paglen

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Right from the cover, showing an "upside-down"map, we are faced with the fact that even the most banal and innocent-looking map has its own agenda, that it is extremely difficult to separate cartography from politics and ideology. Far from being neutral accessories which would merely help you go from point A to point B, maps are often used as instruments for controlling and shaping beliefs. Conversely, maps can also be at the service of protest and social change. That's what the contributors of the Atlas demonstrate. Deliberately, openly and quite convincingly. (READ MORE...)
- By Regine, We Make Money Not Art


‘An Atlas of Radical Cartography’ makes its premise on undermining the claim of mapping as an objective representation of the world. Instead, the project understands mapping as a tool for reconstructing our society and political sphere against the dominant pictures of the world that are often represented or made invisible by “falsographers” (Olivier Rolin). In this radical cartography converge diverse practices such as art, critical theories, architectural & graphic designs and activism, share interests in re-mapping the world collectively. (READ MORE...)
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