Border Encyclopedia is an artistic research project. It is a quest for a more inclusive way of mapping and depicting borders on maps. This publication offers insight in this quest, but also enables you to actively engage with the project as you can ultimately add to the Encyclopedia. Moreover, it also contains an archive and opens the trajectory of the project itself, for those interested in the research rather than the outcome.
Border Encyclopedia is both an online and an offline project. Sometimes, parts are accessible in both ways, sometimes they complement each other. Where necessary, there are cross-referrals and clear indications to switch from platform or open an additional screen – or page.
Border Encyclopedia does not contain the traditional structure of a beginning, middle and ending with conclusion. Rather, it is an environment, online and offline, where, by staying here for a while and hopping from one part to another, you increasingly understand the project and become more sensitive to the subject matter. However, the Border Encyclopedia is divided in three parts according to the audiences’ use: firstly, the approach of the project and the cartopological way of mapping, secondly, the research process and trajectory of the two years of research and thirdly the performative outcome of the project containing the Border Crossing Act-Instrument and Border Crossing Act-Navigator that ask for engagement from the user.