March 1 – June 28, 2019
Zuyd University, Faculty of the Arts, Research Centre for Arts, Autonomy and the Public Sphere
Tutors: Marlies Vermeulen (Institute of Cartopology), Remy Kroese (Dear Hunter, collaborator in the Border Encyclopedia project), Ruth Benschop & Ties van de Werff (Research Centre for Arts, Autonomy and the Public Sphere)
The first moment to open up the project to students, within the safe environment of a ‘research studio’ with three interns to develop the project. That’s how we envisioned this period. Not so much based on a clear idea of where the project should be going and what the role of the interns exactly would be, but most of all a group of individuals working on the same topic and with the same aim: to do justice to the border on maps. As a team, we both executed BCA’s and drew maps of these BCA’s and weekly discussed these in rather long sessions. Lots of trajectories were taken with only one rule: a border should be crossed. Cycling, walking, public transport, with daily life goals or specific quests; every week new attempts were undertaken and maps were drawn. The pluriformity of the group and the material that has been created taught us an important lesson: we’re not after a single new and better representation.