Walk Away. Mesquita, N. B. d. 2020.
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The use of digital maps on mobile devices have a profound effect on how we relate to our surrounding and to others in it. An implication of the dependence on navigational systems increasingly impedes our ability to experience where we are and renders the aimless stroll or chance encounter increasingly remote. Walk Away is a map app (and a form of critical cartography) that invites the user to erase the digital map of Amsterdam. A physical movement in what Henri Lefebvre (1991) calls the ´lived space´ continuously overrides the ´conceived space´—the space that is theorised, such as that of a map—with which this counter mapping enables to create openings in the map and to reimagine spatial configurations. With this project, artist and researcher Naomi Bueno de Mesquita points to the participatory quality of digital mapping emphasising how in particular realtime mapping can be purposed for collective co-authorship on spaces, agency, and appropriation.
@misc{mesquita_walk_2020,
	title = {Walk {Away}},
	url = {https://mindyourstep.performativemapping.net/},
	abstract = {The use of digital maps on mobile devices have a profound effect on how we relate to our surrounding and to others in it. An implication of the dependence on navigational systems increasingly impedes our ability to experience where we are and renders the aimless stroll or chance encounter increasingly remote.

Walk Away is a map app (and a form of critical cartography) that invites the user to erase the digital map of Amsterdam. A physical movement in what Henri Lefebvre (1991) calls the ´lived space´ continuously overrides the ´conceived space´—the space that is theorised, such as that of a map—with which this counter mapping enables to create openings in the map and to reimagine spatial configurations.

With this project, artist and researcher Naomi Bueno de Mesquita points to the participatory quality of digital mapping emphasising how in particular realtime mapping can be purposed for collective co-authorship on spaces, agency, and appropriation.},
	urldate = {2020-11-30},
	author = {Mesquita, Naomi Bueno de},
	year = {2020},
}
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