A new atlas to help us navigate the digital geopolitics of the world today.
Vertical Atlas is a new atlas to help us navigate the digital geopolitics of the world today.
The digital reality we find ourselves in is increasingly complex. Geographical maps only yield limited agency as tools for navigating this reality. They do not account for new folded, fractal borders that are created in cyberspace and do not show how national digital borders materialize at odd places in the world.
If maps are tools to aid in navigation, new kinds of mappings are needed. These mappings must account for current global techno-political realities as well as alternative technological and cultural histories, they must explore multiple perspectives that embrace different meanings in different zones of the world.
Vertical Atlas emphasizes the need for alternative and accessible contemporary mappings. Here, at the merging of language, art and design can provide us with approaches and leads that aim to achieve just that.
Fundraising & Project Management
New Silk Roads was responsible for the fundraising and project management for the realization of Vertical Atlas. The Atlas was produced by a group of over 50 international designers, artists, and thinkers from a broad range of disciplines spanning over 20 countries across continents.