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Strait of Hormuz
landscape architecture
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Investigating the role of intention in mapping.

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Harvard Graduate School of Design - 2012

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D-Dawg (Dane) Carlson

Scott Liang

The role of mapping

Below is a series of maps co-created by Dane "D-Dawg" Carlson and yours truly. It depicts the immense political tension involving oil fields around the Strait of Hormuz.

The goal of the exercise: understand that the medium of mapping is never purely representative. Like any form of expression, it reflects underlying intentions (or at the very least, biases) that should be fully acknowledge.