Exhibitions and Maps

TAGSCAPE Dominica-Williamson

‘TAGSCAPE: Come Map with Me’ by Dominica Williamson and co-makers. ALL exhibition images by Oliver Raymond-Barker

Exhibitions have so far been held at Plymouth University (Artspace 101, 2016), the Royal Geographical Society (London, 2016) and at the Veranda Hotel Pointe Aux Biches, Mauritius (2017). These exhibitions have been interactive, map-based and pop-up in nature and are leading to exhibition plans for the future, such as the below.

The communities who use the two landscapes that are the main focus of TAGSCAPE in the UK, as well as those individuals who contributed to the project – data providers, lecturers, students and other researchers – will be invited to an exhibition about the project. After gathering data about two UK landscapes, I will visualize and exhibit them as huge, eye-catching maps. Displayed on moveable boards, these will show and explain the structure – ground, understorey, canopy – as well as communicating the special character of the landscape.

The exhibition will tour to the locations themselves, where maps on large, moveable ‘tree boards’ will be displayed. The exhibition will then be in the vicinity of Plymouth and dates will be posted on the website.

I have produced a limited-edition ‘bookzine’, which is accessible online and also available to order. Unlike the research papers, this is not aimed at specialists but will be of interest to a wide audience.

A first edition (limited to 50) can be viewed on ISSUU. The second (larger) edition will be ready in 2018.

There are a few first edition copies available for £3.50 (including postage and package). Please email domatecogeographerdotcom with your address. Payable by cheque to Dominica Williamson.

Research papers

TAGSCAPE findings will be published in an illustrated article.

The project will be presented at the following events in 2017.

Territories: Land/Water and the Visual Arts research group summer symposium June 22 – 23, 2017

A Sense of Place: BALANCE-UNBALANCE 2017 [Arts + Sciences x Technology = Environment / Responsibility] August 21 – 23, 2017

Myself and Dr John Martin presented the paper, “Landscape stories: collecting, visualizing and communicating geo-located perceptual and natural data” at the Energy Landscapes conference, Dresden, Germany, this September (2015). The paper is a critical assessment of elements of the project.

We also presented, work-shopped and exhibited the project at the Royal Geographical Society ‘TAGSCAPE’, Exhibition, workshop sesssion and panel discussion, RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London, 2016.

Tagscape Dominica-Williamson Royal-Geographical-Society

Dominica Williamson sets up the ‘TAGSCAPE: The Living Room’, exhibition, workshop session and panel discussion at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London, 2016.