Cartographies of territory

The complex concept of territory is present in several theoretic and artistic dimensions, from geography to literature, including ethology, oceanography, music theory or cyber culture. Coming from ethological and geological context, the concept of territory is a powerful device for clarifying the anthropological and epistemological dimensions of the creation process in philosophy, science and art. This line of inquiry will analyze the different configurations of this concept in several areas and disciplinary contexts looking for their possible multiple interconnections. This entails the study of several concepts connected to the concept of territory such as space, land, ground, strength, milieu, frontier/border, etc., that is, a set of concepts which will imply a particular research on the relationship among science, art and philosophy. One of the areas of this interplay is the relation between territory and body: to what extend the body acts as the constructor of the map and the territory? Several other approaches will be worked out, namely diagrammatic practices and their heuristic fundamental role. Another specific area of inquiry is focused in the new forms of world cartography, from land-art and map–art to the new configuration of the world produced by the current globalization process, from the cartographic representation of the Earth to the electro-numeric image of the Globe, something which requires the understanding of the impact of cybernetic technology in the new geographies of the territory and in the globe’s visualization…

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