Ce n’est Pas Le Monde
The first thing that comes to my mind after listening the word MAP is representation. It is representation of an area, neighborhood or it can be something as small as a path travelled by an ant. This is before I got involved in this reading CE N’EST PAS LE MONDE by John Krygier and Denis Wood. In this comic strip they have beautifully explained how maps are not what we think they are but just a Proposition! We may believe that maps are mere repetition or replication or duplication of an area. At some level yes but not always. And this very fact that maps cannot be pinned down as one of these terms makes it a proposition- always open to some discussion.
What makes a map? How to get started with mapping? We can start by mapping existential propositions. By mapping it down the existing structures it helps us to map the other structures around it with reference to it. Map is not about identifying different structures at different places but it is about being able to identify a structure with reference to the other. It helps us to break down the one single neighborhood into its smaller elements which further helps us to study the relation between the two.