Originating from my diploma project in collaboration with Reto Bürki and Dorian Mining, LimaDeltaRomeo is a research project published by the University of the Arts Bern, Switzerland. It looks at the question of how our perception of, concepts and knowledge about space are communicated through (geographical) maps and different strategies of mapping and in return how this informs our understanding of our environment. Thus in this project, maps are not only looked at as a means of orientation, but as images communicating our ideas and our understanding of space, as rhetorical devices and finally as tools of world making: From route maps of the early middle ages to today’s high precision world maps. It further puts the abstraction of maps in dialog with other means of representing space such as different types of landscape photography or other forms of spatial representations.
The project is split into two parts – a theoretical research and a model.
The model LimaDeltaRomeo is an imaginary place that serves as a testing ground for the development of different novel forms of mapping and other forms of geographical representation. All of the mappings are based on real data which subsequently has been anonymised to retain the maps character as models.
The result of the entire research is published as a book. To show the relationship between text and images a system for cross-referencing was developed.
 Exhibition at Fri-Art, centre for contemporary art in Fribourg, Switzerland
Project partners
In collaboration with Dorian Minnig and Reto Bürkli
Supervisor: Florian Dombois and André Baldinger
Published by the University of the Arts Bern, Switzerland 

Scope of work
Research and writing
Mapping
Photography
Editorial concept & design

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