Movement, participation, risk : cartographic challenges !
A conference organized by Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Université Laval de Québec, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and CODATA-Germany about cartography and its two different aspects: the epistemic one which concerns the communicative role cartography is playing nowadays; and the empiric one which regards the production of maps and their ability to respond to the challenges presented by globalisation. The conference gravitates towards three reflections: movement, participation and risk. For each one we propose a non–exhaustive list of issues and approaches in order to start a debate : Movement Cartography and Participatory Mapping.
The scientific results of the conference, after a careful selection and a thematic re-assemblage, willbe published on the on-line journals Espace-Temps and DATA SCIENCE Journal.Furthermore, these papers will be gathered in the first volume of the collection «Autrement dit : le discours cartographique » published by L’Harmattan Paris. More details, in attachment file or this website.
"Movement, participation, risk : cartographic challenges !", EspacesTemps.net, Brèves, 04.02.2009