Since the earth is sphere-shaped, mapping and surveying it by using a two-dimensional grid (e.g. on paper) is impossible. As a result, the lines of the grid fail to fulfill their role sooner or later and corrections must be made. Hence the name of the town Correctionville (Iowa, USA), an important place for surveyors in the mid 19th century.
Maps are never as accurate as they suggest and are always incomplete. It is pointless to strive for completeness and reality. However, the more interesting is the use of maps to discover and understand a place. Exactly this is the starting point for Correctionville.
– Opens the discussion about cartopological practices, its role and urgency through lectures and talks.
– Concentrate on cartopological methods to explore through walks and collective observation exercises.
– Share and exhibit cartopological maps, experiments and tryouts.
– Focus on the cartopological craft by taking part in exercises and training related to documentation and observation.
– Browse a market with (art) books on mapping, cartopological classics, cahiers and suitable drawing materials.