TRIALOG’s annual meeting 2017 “Mapping: Space and Action”

Friday, 1 December 2017, 9:00-18:00hs
weißensee kunsthochschule berlin, Bühringstraße 20, 13086 Berlin, Germany

For more than a decade now, mapping has become an acknowledged instrument of research, analysis and diffusion of expert as well as everyday life knowledge in the planning and social sciences. Mappings of various nature and at various scales—from wide-span global relations to individual behaviour and movement patterns in local contexts—offer an interdisciplinary approach, open to artistic interpretations, to the paradigm of space and have relevantly expanded cartography’s understanding and practice.

Thereby, mapping is gaining popularity also beyond the scientific field. On the one hand, “mapping from below” and “community mapping” are being applied both in formal planning processes of neighbourhoods, cities, landscapes or even regions (in these cases, practitioners speak of participation or participatory moments) and in more radical self-organised processes initiated by inhabitants. On the other hand, artists adopting cartographic approaches are increasingly challenging one-sided interpretations and traditional applications.

During the conference, questions shall be tackled such as:

  • When and how is mapping an appropriate research instrument, and how can it be used in artistic fields?
  • What do maps show, and what do they not show?
  • In how far do these visualisations help to increase information and participation?
  • In a thoroughly visualised, even hyperreal world of simulacra (Jean Baudrillard), is the informative function that many continue to attach to maps and mappings obsolete, should it be thoroughly abandoned?
  • Which are the advantages of radically subjective—yet well informed—visualisations?

Tentative programme:

9:00       Registration

9:30       Welcoming speech: Leonie Baumann (khb); Kosta Mathey (TRIALOG)

10:00     Introduction: Günter Nest (khb, Master-Programme “Spatial strategies”) and Klaus Teschner (TRIALOG)

10:30     Rossana Poblet: Mapping to reduce urban risk

11:00      Bilge Kobaş, Elif Ensari Sucuoğlu and Can Sucuoğlu: Webscraping and location mining – for a better understanding of urban structure, potentials and problems

11:30      Discussion

12:15     Lunch break

13:30     kollektiv orangotango: This is Not an Atlas

14:00     Moritz Ahlert: Die Vermessenheit von Google-Maps – Künstlerische Kartierungsprojekte aus Berlin und Mexiko

14:30     Discussion

15:15     Coffee break

15:45     Diana Lucas-Drogan: Counter-Mappings: Performativ-involvierende Mappingpraxis im Bereich der Kunst und Architektur

16:15     Elise Olmedo: Textile cartography. A crossover between research and creation for the practice of geography

16:45     Elisa T. Bertuzzo: Maps on the move

17:15     Discussion

18:15     Drinks and finger food

The conference takes place in cooperation with the master programme “Spatial strategies” at weißensee kunsthochschule berlin and is supported by Mart-Stam-Gesellschaft and Habitat Forum Berlin.

TRIALOG Annual General Meeting 2017

Saturday, 2 Dezember 2017, 10.00-15.00hs
at the editorial offices of Lateinamerika Nachrichten, Mehringhof, Gneisenaustr. 2a, 10961 Berlin

Tagesordnung der TRIALOG-Mitgliederversammlung 2017

TOP 1:    Feststellung der Beschlussfähigkeit

TOP 2:    Annahme der Tagesordnung

TOP 3:    Annahme des Protokolls der letzten MV (vgl. Anlage)

TOP 4:    Rechenschaftsbericht des Vorstands und Kassenbericht

TOP 5:    Entlastung des Vorstands

TOP 6:    Heftproduktion I: Themen und Redaktionsgruppen

TOP 7:    Heftproduktion II: Autorenrichtlinien und Peer review

TOP 8:    Print-on-demand und Vertrieb

TOP 9:    Webseite

TOP 11:  MV und Jahrestagung 2018 und 2019

TOP 12:  Verschiedenes

Wegskizze Mehringhof


TRIALOG Conferences / Annual General Meetings

TRIALOG conferences since 2000

TRIALOG  Annual Conference 2016  16.-17. 06. 2016, Kassel  Neighbourhood Development in the Global South

TRIALOG  Annual Conference 2015  14. 11. 2015, Hamburg  Resource Efficiency

TRIALOG  Annual Conference 2014  18.-19. 09. 2014, Dortmund  Multilocality

TRIALOG  Annual Conference 2013  21. 02. 2013, Berlin  Metropolitan Regions

TRIALOG  Annual Conference 2011  18. 11. 2011, Frankfurt  Public Sphere

TRIALOG  Megacity-Colloquium`11  15.-17. 09. 2011, Darmstadt  Taming the Megacity

TRIALOG  25 Years Jubilee Congress  15.-16. 01. 2010, Darmstadt  The Urban Question

TRIALOG  Annual Conference 2009  01.-02. 05. 2009, Berlin  Redefining The Urban

TRIALOG  Annual Conference 2007  02. -03. 11. 2007, Cottbus  Strategies for Development

TRIALOG  Annual Conference 2006  20.-21. 10. 2006, Vienna  Reconstruction Experiences

TRIALOG  Annual Conference 2005  05. 11. 2005, Berlin  Urban Coalitions

TRIALOG  Annual Conference 2004  23.-24. 10. 2004, Karlsruhe Place Matters

TRIALOG  20 Years Jubilee Congress  13.-14. 02. 2004, Darmstadt  Nachbarschaftsinitiativen

TRIALOG  Annual Conference 2001  27. 10. 2001, Braunschweig  Ökologie / Zwänge / Utopien

TRIALOG  Annual Conference 2000  28.-29. 10. 2000, Weimar