Territorial Practice

A two day workshop on F/LOSS cartographic tactics at the Israeli Center for Digital Art in the framework of the International Conference ’Open Sources versus Military Culture?’ organised by Tsila Hassine & Shenkar Forum for Culture and Society, Jan van Eyck Academie, in collaboration with Israeli Center for Digital Art.

Even if cartography is generally produced from a bird’s eye perspective, details cannot be drawn from a remote location; they must be confirmed/corrected/added on the spot. The territory must be litteraly practised by annotating and drawing.

Working on location with territories and the people living onto it, offers both beautiful and efficient ways of exchanging practises of space, and builds connections while mediating localized knowledges. Being able to consult, create, publish and exchange maps, to have access to cartographic data and know precisely where the openings are is both a poetic and a political necessity.

@ The Digital Artlab, Tel Aviv