Index 19: Oskar Karlin
2 November 2016, 19:00–22:00
In his presentation, Oskar Karlin will discuss practical aspects of map making, and how space is represented through maps. Using Open Street Map (OSM) as an example and a tool, Karlin will look into political implications and activist mapping. OSM is a collaborative project that aims to create a free editable map of the world. In response to restrictions on use of map information, it is a prominent example of volunteered geographic information that also supports humanitarian work, for example with the Humanitarian Open Street Map Team (HOT).
Oskar Karlin is a cartographer, amongst other things.
The event is part of the exhibition program Mad Horizon by John Skoog and Emanuel Röhss.
Index 19 is a weekly events series in Index’ front space. Presenting single works, films, readings and discursive events, the aim is to create a space for dialogue with our surrounding community and visitors. Index 19 is a flexible program initiative, with one night or returning events by international artists and Stockholm-based initiatives.
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