Cinematic Maps

The negotiation of public space over 10 years, 2000-2010.

We are finding cinematic mapping one of the most promising strategies for breaking through Euclidean map logic and to help mediate between some of SLAB’s central preoccupations: space/time and urban scale/human scale. And sound opens up entire worlds…  The above map shows the re-negotiation of public space between street vendors, neighbors, police, and local government over a ten year period in Ho Chi Minh City. The map below seeks to mediate between urban scale and human scale.

In addition to the cartographic possibilities of cinema, we have found the possibility of showing them as digital art installations is powerful in engaging publics.

Ghost Map, cinematic version