These Inuit wooden maps are made out of wood, and can be carried by hand (they are small enough to fit in a mitten) while navigating the coastal waters.
A community mapping project illustrating sources of water pollution (causing illness, and desertification of the land) in Argentina
This map is an imagining of what Africa might have looked like if it had not been colonized by Europe. Alkebu-lan is the oldest name for Africa. The artist also chose to represent the map with north at the bottom and south at the top, inverting assumptions that north is always “up” or “on top”.
This map was created with the AuthaGraph projection, an innovative way to create a more accurate map that largely preserves the relative area of landmasses and oceans, limits the distortion of their shapes, and avoids cutting continents in half. AuthaGraph maps can also be reconfigured to make any point on the globe the center of the map.
The historic path of the Mississippi River.
A map and infographic describing the prison and surveillance complex in Europe circa the early 2000’s. The map was produced by bureau d’études, a conceptual art group that makes maps that depict relationships and ownership ties of transnational organizations and governments.
A comparative area map which illustrates the tremendous size of Africa, relative to other countries and continents. Africa’s size is often distorted in world maps.