Journal: Experimental Cultural Geography

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Exhibition at Carnegie Mellon gives geography a new meaning

“Experimental Geography” is both the title of a mind-expanding exhibition and a term coined by contemporary artist/geographer/activist Trevor Paglen, who will speak tomorrow at Carnegie Mellon University.

If a geographer informs us about the land that we move within, or study from afar, an experimental geographer considers that land from the creative vantage point of an artist.

“In a manner that deploys aesthetics, ambiguity, poetry and a dash of empiricism,” the exhibition text explains.

Mappa Mundi,” a digital print by New York artist Lize Mogel, is part of a series exploring public space and cultural geography.