For Charlotte Bassin and Deborah Cole, maps are more than just representations of land or geographical features, they also offer an opportunity to explore materials, space and forms.
The Earth Sciences & Map Library’s upcoming exhibit, No Boundaries: Women Transforming the World, will put their work on display along with a number of maps by women cartographers from the map collection highlighting the historic and current role of women in cartography, exploration and geographic representation.
“We are pleased and excited to work with Charlotte and Deborah to develop this exhibit,” said Naomi Heiser, map curator and coordinator of the exhibit. “Deborah’s art opens up intimate imaginary worlds through the re-working of actual maps. The world map, as we’re used to seeing it, is transformed by Charlotte’s innovative use of materials, color and techniques. We hope these works will inspire curiosity in our visitors about the function of maps, reveal new ways of seeing geospatially and spark creative inspiration.”
No Boundaries: Women Transforming the World will be on display April 17 until May 2024.