Dark Writing

Dark Writing

Geography, Performance, Design

eBook - 2009
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We do not see empty figures and outlines; we do not move in straight lines. Everywhere we are surrounded by dapple; the geometry of our embodied lives is curviform, meandering, bi-pedal. Our personal worlds are timed, inter-positional, and contingent. But nowhere in the language of cartography and design do these ordinary experiences appear. This, Dark Writing argues, is a serious omission because they are designs on the world: architects and colonizers use their lines to construct the places where we will live. How can we explain the omission of bodies from maps and plans?
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, c2009
ISBN: 9781441619907
1441619909
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xviii, 306 p., [12] p. of plates) : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)

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