Psychomap

In modernity, maps were used as representations of a place’s political and physical geography. Around the turn of the 21st century, some geography circles began experimenting with new ways of using maps as critical tools, able to narrate the evolution of a place’s identity, and to investigate relationships between its inhabitants.

This map has been drawn by Castrignano de’ Greci’s citizens in 2014 as a participative mapping experiment. It overlays the city’s physical geography with a geography made of wishes of its people. Their personal paths are traced with woolen threads, according to two questions: Where does your story start? and Where would you like it to continue?

Materials

wood
paper
tape
thread
pins

Ethnographers

Francesca Centonze
Andrea Loreti
Davide Terrana

2014

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