Creative Geographies
Exhibition / conference

The Creative Geographies drawing series was presented at the conference and exhibition “Drawing Millions of Plans” hosted by the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen. It explores the potential syntactical translations between two modes of representing space. The first is cinematic montage, more specifically the montage technique of creative geography, where a discontinuous space is made to appear continuous through the process of editing. The second is the typical plan representation of cities found in political, administrative and historical documents, namely zoning maps for contemporary cities and the geological survey plans of ancient cities.

The drawings in the Creative Geographies series use collage to compose continuous urban spaces using fragmentary and distorted representations of chronologically and geographically discontinuous spaces, such as New York, Rome, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miletus and Istanbul. They are simultaneously familiar and foreign, using the concrete syntax of bureaucratic and historical plans to create new imaginary paths through urban space.

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