metroZones.Saloon #14, 17.4.2021: We Call it Mapping

4 -7 pm, via Zoom link

Event in English

(→ deutsche Version) An online tour through Mapping Along and a discussion with metroZones and artists participating in the exhibition about the diverse strategies and experiences of mapping.

What kind of images do mappings of urban spaces produce? What contribution do they make to the exploration of spatial constellations? And: what is, can and does mapping mean at all?

It is about mapping, not cartography: not so much the product as the process of recording in all its contradictions, for example in terms of legibility, visual languages, or the inscription of time and power. It is about establishing relations, about translation and reconstruction, memory and discourse, about mapping as knowledge production and aesthetic practice.

In Mapping along, a wide variety of mapping formats – on paper, on cloth or on screen, as sound stations or discourse wallpapers, but also in sketchbooks or architectural models – are arranged into a multi-layered parcours. Thereby, the metroZones projects become accessible as spatial chapters – Hellersdorf Research, Refugee Complex, City as Byte or the metroZones School for Urban Action – and are combined with selected guest positions so that different procedures andaesthetics can be read and discussed.

metroZones talks in and out of the exhibition space with Larissa Fassler, Stefan Endewardt, Christoph Schäfer, Tytus Szabelski, Peter Spillmann, Jeremy Tenenbaum, Katharina Pelosi, Pedro Ceñal Murga and Simon Sheikh.

More information about the exhibition Mapping Along
More information about the supplementary programme
Digital reservation of a time slot for visiting the exhibition: here.

Click here for the PDF version of the magazine on the exhibition Mapping Along attached to the taz.die tageszeitung print edition of 16 April 2021.

The project is supported by funds from the Senate Administration for Culture and Europe: the Capital City Cultural Fund, the Fund for Municipal Galleries and the Fund for Exhibition remuneration for visual artists.