Symposium & exhibition on cartography and mapping

Posted on December 16, 2020

20–21 January 2021

Dear colleagues and friends,

The curators Christine Schranz and Boris Magrini cordially invite you to the international symposium Shifts in Mapping as well as the accompanying group exhibition Shaping the Invisible World – a cooperation between the Academy for Art and Design FHNW Basel and HeK (House of Electronic Arts Basel).

Spread over two days, different formats will be presented, which are characterized by a subversive, artistic, critical and/or political approach: The symposium provides a platform for interdisciplinary discussion and critical thinking in artistic practice and research, while the exhibition explores the map as a tool between knowledge and technology.

Keynote by Kollektiv orangotango, Severin Halder and Paul Schweizer

The speakers, exhibiting artists and authors that we have invited to participate are:

Above&Below, Birgit Schneider, Boris Magrini, Bureau d'études | Collectif Planète Laboratoire, Christine Schranz, Diana Alvarez-Marin, Esther Polak & Ivar Van Bekkum , fabric | ch , Fei Jun, Jakob, Kudsk Steensen, James Bridle, Kollektiv orangotango, Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács, Philippe, Rekacewicz, Quadrature (Götz und Neitsch), Tega Brain, Julian Oliver, Bengt Sjölén, Total Refusal (Robin Klengel & Leonhard Müllner), Trevor Paglen, Ulrike Felsing und Max Frischknecht.

Workshop by: Kollektiv orangotango (only for Students of Masterstudio Design)

The symposium and exhibition stems from the SNSF-funded research project “Augmented Space” and its resulting publication “Augmented Spaces and Maps. Das Design von kartenbasierten Interfaces” (2020) by Dr. Christine Schranz. Available as Open Access by Birkhäuser Verlag Basel: Publisher’s website


Christine Schranz, Co-Director a.i. of the Institute Integrative Design at FHNW Academy of Art and Design

Boris Magrini, Curator at HeK (House of electronic Arts Basel)


The symposium and exhibition will be accompanied by a comprehensive publication in collaboration with Offshore Studio, Isabel Seiffert and Christoph Miller.