Mapping for regions

Wil Zonneveld*

*Corresponding author for this work

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceedings/Edited volumeChapterScientific

    5 Downloads (Pure)

    Abstract

    The most dominant form of visualization in regional design is mapping. This chapter seeks to unravel why and how maps are used in regional design and what sort of techniques may give maps agency. The chapter seeks to explain how the textual and visual languages of regional design are interconnected, in particular through the use metaphors. The chapter also discusses what may be called ‘cartographic anxiety’: the deliberate search to define a region through clear and exact perimeters. Claiming that this is a sort of dead-end street, the chapter presents various examples of how regions have been mapped and in what way maps have contributed to the acceptance of (new) public norms about ‘possible or desirable futures’. The overall claim of the chapter is that in regional design maps form the hinge between institutional and spatial design. It is for this reason that in discourse analysis there is a need to integrate a proper analysis of the sometimes bewildering visual language of maps.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Regional Design
    EditorsMichael Neuman, Wil Zonneveld
    PublisherTaylor & Francis
    Chapter23
    Pages413-427
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Electronic)9781000366549, 9780429290268
    ISBN (Print)9780367258665
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2021

    Bibliographical note

    Green Open Access added to TU Delft Institutional Repository 'You share, we take care!' - Taverne project https://www.openaccess.nl/en/you-share-we-take-care

    Otherwise as indicated in the copyright section: the publisher is the copyright holder of this work and the author uses the Dutch legislation to make this work public.

    Fingerprint

    Dive into the research topics of 'Mapping for regions'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this