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‘Revelation through concealment’ was the couple’s artistic approach. Once covered, even the most familiar objects become something else. Ultimately, Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Wrappings reveal the essence of the object. (Source: Artsper.com)

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1:1 is the scale we chose for our event, and implicitly our building and prototyping, so we put ourselves face to face with the realities of the context in which we step into. 

When you compare things at different scales, you can be playful with the new understanding: an elephant is the of the same dimension as an ant, if they are positioned correctly in relation to one another.

 

We’re also greatly fascinated by maps: maps at different scales, maps as models, maps as metaphors and tools of understanding reality, maps which generate new forms based on their self-defined grid, and their subjective ways of synthesising the truthfulness they represent. 

 

EASA 2022 will have the theme of 1:1. Through this, we will explore the collection of ideas which begin from understanding and using maps, keeping in mind the scale of one to one. 

 

Keep scrolling to fly over a landscape of ideas and influences we have on this theme. What cartographic senses will it bring up within you?

A 1:1 map of the territory, based on Jorges Luis Borges story.

A drawing series by Sam Jacob exploring the plan as expressionistic thing in and of itself. They are drawings where a form of planomania produces a doodle of a megaplan, an unconscious graphic of planning in which castles, housing, football pitches, sewage works, grand pianos merge into a non-stop landscape of architecture.

flying next to a window is a zoom in and out through scales.

Christo and Janne Claude series of wrapings.

Carlos Cruz Diez

Walter de Maria

The reframing of one object to work at multiple scales

Some landscapes of tonal values do not read clearly of what is their scale, until you put an individual or object you recognise the scale of and within it.

Friends, Joey entering a map

Scales of chairs becoming ultra-clear

Fake town, placed on map, informed people, and made it into a real town.

Carcassonne Game playing with building of territory by making a map modular.

Our capacity to scroll (almost) infinitely into autocad. Scales shifting so fluently...uuuuuh

If you ever have an hour you want to think 1:1, here is a selected playlist of spaces around the internet playing with the idea of 1:1 ... clickable soon here

We got the idea for the theme of 1:1 when we looked around, and, through what might maybe a plain observation at first, took time to observe that we live in the 1:1 scale. Everything around us is made for the hands and body of a 1:1 human. Unlike Joey, but more like Borges, we decided to place a 1:1 map* over the EASA location next summer, and see what implications in understanding and intervening into the context will this have.

 

*Of course, the laid down map is a narrative device. We will not literally cover an entire city in a blank surface of paper-like qualities, but that does not mean that patches of our fictional map will not become more literal.

Even if  the majority of the surface of the 1:1 map is for imagination and architectural discourse purposes, it will nonetheless be a map in three dimensions(+time), and we will do this because the conceptual frameworks of maps can allow us to explore the fact that the map is a synthesis of the real site.

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“In that Empire, the Art of Cartography attained such Perfection that the map of a single Province occupied the entirety of a City, and the map of the Empire, the entirety of a Province. In time, those Unconscionable Maps no longer satisfied, and the Cartographers Guilds struck a Map of the Empire whose size was that of the Empire, and which coincided point for point with it. The following Generations, who were not so fond of the Study of Cartography as their Forebears had been, saw that

 that vast map was Useless, and not without some Pitilessness was it, that they delivered it up to the Inclemencies of Sun and Winters. In the Deserts of the West, still today, there are Tattered Ruins of that Map, inhabited by Animals and Beggars; in all the Land there is no other Relic of the Disciplines of Geography.

 

Suárez Miranda, Viajes de varones prudentes, Libro IV, Cap. XLV, Lérida, 1658”

On Exactitude in Science by Jorge Luis Borges

The Full 1:1 Story

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And below is a maybe a great example of  different scales between the desktop and mobile verisons of this page, leading to a biiiig white zone 

<3 thanks for scrolling until here