# MAPS /// Manifesto for an Alternative Cartography

The interaction between theology and science is, I believe, an important part of building a worldview (See for instance Philip Hefner’s article ‘Theology and Science: Engaging the Richness of Experience’, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14746700309646?journalCode=rtas20). This proposal for an alternative way to map the world is an immediate, visual example of how the way we look at things influences the way things are.

The Funambulist

Map created by Léopold Lambert for The Funambulist (2015) / Access a high-quality version here (6MB) (license: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 4.0)

I made this map in complement of last week’s article that introduced a few hypotheses about new ways of envisioning governance. It represents the world, no longer by its national borders but, rather through its regional ones. Although this article insisted on the importance of the scale of governance to resist national essential identities, the choice for administrative regions is less an emphasis on this particular scale — after all, regional identities can be quite hermetic too — than an attempt to blur our cartographic imaginary constructed, day after day, by the same conventions (North should be up, countries’ borders should be shown, oceans should be blue, etc.). This map does not try to replace this conventions by others, but simply to offer an alternative among an infinity of…

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