[ISHMap-List] Livingmaps Review

Török Zsolt Győző zoltorok at ludens.elte.hu
Thu Feb 25 15:54:21 CET 2016

Livingmaps Review explores map making as a democratic medium forvisual artists, writers so- cial researchers and community activists. Thejournal has its roots in the highly successful series of seminars, walks andlearning events presented by the Livingmaps network over the past two yearsacross London. Many of the contributions to the first issue are drawn frommaterial presented at those events.

LMR crosses boundaries between thearts, humanities and sciences, and also between professional and amateurmapmakers. We encourage the use ofexperimental audio-visual, interactive and graphic formats and especiallywelcome contributions from younger and unpublished   contributors.

The journal will document and disseminateinnovative and participatory forms of cartography, opening up new spaces ofdebate and making visible what is hidden or erased by conventional mapping.

 Highlights of the first issueinclude Phil Cohen on critical cartographyand the struggle for a just city; Jerry White on Charles Booth’s maps; Andrew Motion talking abouthis poem ‘Discovering Geographies’; Jerry Brotton on the relationship between poetry and mapping; KeiMiller reading from his award winning collection ‘The cartographer tries to map a way to Zion’, also reviewed in this issue; plus mapsby artists Emma McNally andStephen Walter.

The journal has five sections. Navigationscarries longer scholarly articles about key issues in cartographic theory andpractice. Waypoints has shorter, moreexperimental pieces. Lines of Desire explores the cartographic imaginary inliterature, performance and the physical arts. Mapworks is a gallery in whichcontemporary visual artists exhibit and comment on their work. There is also areview section for books, exhibitions, and events.

Forthcoming themed issues will focus on indigenous cartography and smart cities.

 The journal will come out twice a year in Spring and Autumn. It is free and open access.The editorial team brings together leadingacadem ics, artists and activists drawn from a range of disciplines,backgrounds and perspectives.

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Media contacts: philcohen763 at hotmail.co.uk

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