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Philippe Rekacewicz

What is the relationship between cartography and art, between science and politics? How does this influence the use and manipulation of maps as a propaganda tool? Philippe Rekacewicz is a geographer, cartographer and journalist. For twenty years he has worked for Le Monde diplomatique, an international French magazine published in 70 international editions in 26 languages. Since 1999 he has participated in diverse artistic projects in Germany, Spain, Norway and France including Fareed Armaly?s project From/To at the Witte de With, Rotterdam and at Documenta11. In 2004 he participated as the editor of the Atlas of Globalization (Paris: Le Monde Diplomatique, 2003) at the 3rd Berlin Biennale of contemporary art. From 1996 to 2006, he was the head of the Department of Cartography in a sub department of the United Nations in Norway in the framework of their environmental program (PNUE/GRID-Arendal). Currently he is a consultant for the World Bank in a climate change program. His main interest is the relationships between cartography and art, and between science and politics. He focuses particularly on the role of art in the production of maps and how this influences the political use of maps as a propaganda tool. ?

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