Welcome to map-i.net

Welcome to map-i.net.

The Map-i network is a research platform which brings together academic research on arts projects from around the world, which use mapping and mapping methodologies to collate, question or challenge established world views. It asks why, and how artists map? Emerging themes include climate change, the Anthropocene, social inequality and globalisation.

The map-i network links and relates to the map-i project, which was established in 2013 as a framework within which a series of art projects could be developed as part of a long-term holistic investigation into notions of place and space. It engages with mapping in art and the map as metaphor specifically by looking at the concept of space from a human perspective; from the infinitesimally small to the sublime of Space. The ethos of Map-i is based on this premise of interconnectedness: how the observable universe can be broken down into infinitesimally small particles, applicable at both the micro and the macro level, always of course observed from a human point of view. The human factor of space; that which can observed, walked, experienced, noted and calculated is referenced by the ‘i’ in Map-i.

This site was established in January 2017. The posts are administered by artist and academic Inge Panneels and invited guest editors.