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Mapping Emotional Cartography


Mapping Emotional Cartography

Caquard, Sébastien ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4654-5244 and Griffin, Amy (2018) Mapping Emotional Cartography. Cartographic Perspectives (91).

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Maps are somehow shy. They tend to hide their emotional side behind their clear lines, precise points, minimalistic words, numerical data and informative purpose. But when we scratch the cartographic surface, maps appear to be impregnated with all sorts of emotions. The emotions associated with the topic mapped and the ones evoked through the cartographic design. The emotions felt by the mapmaker while drawing the map and the ones felt by the map user when discovering it. The anger and sadness triggered by social injustices revealed on a map, or the simple pleasure felt while admiring a beautiful cartographic design. The emotional experiences we clearly remember and the most common ones we hardly notice or we simply forget. Beneath the surface, maps and mapping teem with emotions of
all sorts. In this introduction to the special issue on Maps and Emotions, we will reveal the multiple relationships that exist between maps, mapping, and emotions.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Geography, Planning and Environment
Item Type:Article
Authors:Caquard, Sébastien and Griffin, Amy
Journal or Publication:Cartographic Perspectives
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):10.14714/CP91.1551
ID Code:987545
Deposited By: Sebastien Caquard
Deposited On:28 Oct 2020 15:23
Last Modified:28 Oct 2020 15:23
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