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Landscape as Narrative ideas Landscape as Narrative a few random
"[...] History piles up on land, [...the] terrain absorbs and recalls history, [...] narrative is an unstated component of any map and thus of any landscape" (Lucy R. Lippard, The Lure of the Local - "On and Off the Map" p.76). Landscape as Narrative 1
The land shapes the story, informing politics mythology culture Examples: Machu Picchu, nomadic desert tribes Landscape as Narrative 2
.M.A.P.S. Official maps fix, superimpose and anchor a view of a place; they are embedded in a hi-story they help to construct and insure. Digital maps can be dynamic; they can change or offer simultaneous alternative views of a single landscape/ world. They can themselves become a place; disrupting the hierarchy of interpretation (map) and land, or of coordinates (system) and locations.
Even if we go far away from here to some big city, places around here keep stalking us. If you did wrong, you will hear the names and see the places in the mind. They keep on stalking you, even if you go across oceans. The names of all these places are good. They make you remember how to live right, so you want to replace yourself again. -Nick Thompson, in Wisdom Sits in Places