Emanuela Casti

Emanuela Casti is Full Professor of Geography at the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literature of the University of Bergamo (Italy). She studies complex communication systems and has formalized the theory of cartographic semiosis that investigates the relation between cartography and territory (Reality as representation. The semiotics of cartography and the generation of meaning, Bergamo University Press, Bergamo, 2000) She has authored several essays and edited monographs, among which the recent: Cartografia e progettazione territoriale: dalle carte coloniali alle carte di piano, UTET, Torino, 2007; (with G. Bernini) Atlante dell’immigrazione a Bergamo, la diaspora cinese, Il lavoro editoriale / università, Ancona, 2008; Alla ricerca del paesaggio nelle rappresentazioni dell’altrove, Torino, Harmattan Italia, 2009; (with S. Yonkeau), Le Parc National d’Arly et la falaise du Gobnangou (Burkina Faso), Paris, Harmattan, 2009 (casti@unibg.it).

Cartographic technologies for territorial governance.

Emanuela Casti | 30.01.2012

This article presents cartographic technologies as the locus where a new relationship between geography and cartography is envisioned. The starting point is that strictly positivist features, such as referential and quantitative information, that used to characterise maps in the modern period, are now being revised and opened up to unprecedented scenarios. More specifically, new cartographic technologies demonstrate the need to operate on a double level: the epistemic one, touching upon the communicative role cartography plays nowadays; [...]

Le tournant proxémique.

Emanuela Casti | 16.01.2012

« Et pourtant, elle tourne ! » Telle est la phrase qu’aurait prononcée Galileo Galilei après avoir dû abjurer l’héliocentrisme face au Tribunal de l’Inquisition. En effet, si les théories héliocentriques qu’il avait enseignées comme étant vraies n’étaient en réalité que des hypothèses mathématiques qui pouvaient être sacrilèges, l’appareil d’intuitions et d’observations suggérait leur véracité, [...]