The Agency Of Mapping – Priyanshi Shah

James corner is an theorist and landscape architect who creates new approaches towards urbanism and landscape.
He talks about mapping and its new approaches in “The Agency of Mapping”. Mapping is a way to see the world in a different manner and represent it in creative techniques.It allows us to understand the complexity in planning and representing it.He says “Maps shows fictional constructed from factual observation.” It allows us to create network and spatial arrangements which builds a strong argument in urban studio. So making maps is an effective tool in urban studio to understand the context and design factors. Mapping helps to create layers overlapping each other and combining the information in single map.He also talks about different ways about making maps and representing it in creative ways.Maps helps to create new worlds within past and present one gives rise to new cities.Also maps are artificial construction because people see it and make it.So maps are effective tool for any design process.Due to advancement in technology different techniques are developed.


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This website is a compilation of work done by students of INDUS University, Ahmedabad. The course was a two week long module where they engaged with mapping and unfloding the many layers of small public spaces in Ahmedabad city. This course was taught by Mansi Shah

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