Wednesday, April 4, 2012

CFP: Mapping Spaces: cartographic practices in art and architecture (Due 5/4)

College Art Association 101st Annual Conference New York, New York,
February 13–16, 2013

Mapping Spaces: cartographic practices in art and architecture

Maps are representations bound to a given territory or place as much
as to the social, political, cultural and economic practices of their
production and reception. More than mere reflections, they generate
space insofar as they make visible through their graphic forms and
modalities precisely what cannot be seen. Thus, if maps picture a
reality that exceeds or contradicts direct vision and experience, as
the geographer Denis Wood suggests, then their accuracy and
correspondence to the world may be based paradoxically on their status
as fictional images. This panel seeks to address how art and
architecture employ cartography as a medium and practice to produce
spaces and the experience and knowledge that define them. How do
artists and architects employ maps to produce a territory,
environment, an experience? What constitutes a cartographic practice
and how does it mediate the experience and knowledge of our world?
What are the conditions and consequences of a map’s representability?

Please send proposals to Min Kyung Lee, Post-doctoral Fellow in Modern
Architecture, Swarthmore College.

Proposals Due May 4, 2012

1. Completed session participation proposal form, see
2. Preliminary abstract of one to two double-spaced, typed pages.
3. Letter explaining speaker’s interest, expertise in the topic, and
CAA membership status.
4. CV with home and office mailing addresses, email address, and phone
and fax numbers. Include summer address and telephone number, if

Due August 6, 2012
A final abstract must be prepared by each speaker and sub- mitted to
the session chair for publication in Abstracts 2012. Detailed
specifications for preparation of abstracts are sent to all speakers.
Submissions to Abstracts 2012 are determined by the session chair(s).

Due December 3, 2012
Speakers are required to submit the full texts of their papers to
chairs. Where sessions have contributions other than prepared papers,
chairs may require equivalent materials by the same deadline. These
submissions are essential to the success of the sessions; they assure
the quality and designated length of the papers and permit their
circulation to discussants and other participants as requested by the

1. CAA individual membership is required of ALL participants.
2. No one may participate in the same capacity two years in a
row. Speakers in the 2012 conference may not be speakers in 2013; a
2012 speaker may, however, be a discussant in 2013, and vice versa.
3. No one may participate in more than one session in any capacity
(e.g., a chair, speaker, or discussant in one session is ineligible
for participation in any capacity in any other session), although a
chair may deliver a paper or serve as discussant in his or her own
session provided he or she did not serve in that capacity in 2012.
Exception: A speaker who participates in a practical session on
professional and educational issues may present a paper in a second
4. Session chairs must be informed if one or more proposals are being
submitted to other sessions for consideration.
5. A paper that has been published previously or presented at another
scholarly conference may not be delivered at the CAA Annual
6. Only one individual may submit a proposal and present a paper at
the conference.
7. Acceptance in a session implies a commitment to attend that session
and participate in person.

Min Kyung Lee
Swarthmore College

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