Cartography

A cartographic representation of the current territory of the national state of México in 1542

Regardless of language or culture a map is able to translate geographic, spatial and conceptual information in order to construct a feasible knowledge of a given phenomenon. For instance, the European cartographic knowledge of the 15th century AD was an important factor that contributed to the discovery, representation and eventual colonization of the American continent.
The dictum “A picture is worth a thousand words” refers to the idea that complex information can be transported efficiently in just a single image. The contemporary national state of Mexico (The United Mexican States) is witnessing a gradual appearance of new human-made habitats (urban and rural) through its territory. The patterns of living and working within these new geographies will define the development of Mexico in the coming decades. The mapping of ecological utopias constructed in Mexico is a useful tool of imagination to envision the possibilities of a sustainable future, especially in the emerging landscapes of the 21st century.

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