Sculpting Place Through Ceramic Maps

  • Edward L. Kinman
Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)


Place is a fundamental theme of geographic inquiry that has recently seen a renewed interest. As a multifarious concept, place can be a challenge to portray through maps. The infiuence of empirical science and new technologies on cartography can obscure meaning attached to place that is not observable. To better portray place, the role of art needs to be reconsidered in making maps.Domain,the collaborative artwork of a geographer and an artist, depicts the diverse meaning of place that continues to evolve in south central Virginia of the United States. Constructed of stoneware, glazes, and steel, the piece consists of panels portraying the contentious relationship between an ethnic neighborhood and a state-supported university. Collectively, the work presents multiple temporal and spatial perspectives showing property acquisition adjacent to the university.


Human Geography Land Parcel Fundamental Theme Cultural Geography Outer Panel 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward L. Kinman
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  1. 1.Longwood UniversityFarmvilleUSA

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