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Dark Writing: Geography, Performance, Design

Paul Carter


We do not see empty figures and outlines; we do not move in straight lines. Everywhere we are surrounded by dapple. But nowhere in the language of cartography and design do these ordinary experiences appear. This book argues that this 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. But the rectilinear streets, squares, and public spaces produced in this way leave out people and the entire environmental history of their coming together. How can we explain the omission of bodies from maps and plans ... More

Keywords: Enlightenment cartography, design, inductive logic, place design, movement, static, mobility

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780824832469
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824832469.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Carter, author
University of Melbourne