Bottom-up cartographic publications mapping a country, region or city by the inhabitants themselves
Subjective Atlas Editions is a rhizomatic publishing initiative that develops and disseminates bottom-up engaged mapping publications. In collaboration with international publishers and cultural institutes, an expanding series of subjective atlases is being made. These volumes are mapping a country, region or geo-political entity on a personal way by the inhabitants themselves.
During workshops with local cultural institutes, artists, designers, photographers and architects are invited to map their country, environment, daily live or social concerns from their own perspective. Personal involvement is the starting point to produce human, unconventional and ‘honest’ images. The maps, graphs, inventories, flags and drawings as a whole expose the consequences of political change, but discreetly, implicitly, and not as a goal. The publications show, above all, a complex reality that is often blinded by too simplistic media images.
This powerful series of alternative, copyright-free cartographies can serve as an inspiring, publicly available tool to critically question the apparently objective.
The Subjective Atlases have been developed on the invitation of, or in close collaboration with: Hugo Herrera Tobón, Moniek Driesse, Roelof Koster (Keunstwurk, Fryslân), De Balie (Amsterdam) & Dom Omladine (Belgrade), Attila Bujdoso (Kitchen Budapest), Marie Pok (Grand-Hornu Images, Féderation du Tourisme), Khaled Hourani (International Academy of Arts Palestine), Kristjan Mändmaa (Estonian Academy of Arts), Taqi Shahin (Department of Visual Studies, University of Karachi)
SUBJECTIVE ATLAS OF BRUSSELS
Subjective Editions 2018, 192 pages, English. Editor in chief: Annelys de Vet. Editorial team: Petra van Brabandt, Margrit Coppé, Lisemarie van Loon (intern), Erika Sprey. Introduction: Melat Gebeyaw Nigussie
SUBJECTIVE ATLAS OF COLOMBIA
(Semana Libros, 2015) 232 p., English-Spanish. Editors/curators: Moniek Driesse, Hugo Herrera Tobón, Annelys de Vet. With: Universidad de los Andes, La Usurpadora
SUBJECTIVE ATLAS OF FRYSLÂN
Afuk, 2013, 192 p, Dutch–Frysian–English. Editor: Annelys de Vet. Curator: Roelof Koster. With Keunstwurk, Academie voor Popcultuur. * Honorable mention Vredeman de Vriesprijs 2013
SUBJECTIVE ATLAS OF HAINAUT
Grand-Hornu Images, 2013. 192 p., French–English. Editors/curators: Moniek Driesse, Annelys de Vet. With Grand-Hornu Images, Féderation du Tourisme
SUBJECTIVE ATLAS OF MEXICO
LAST, 2011. 192 p., English-Spanish. Editors: Moniek Driesse, Annelys de Vet. Curators: Moniek Driesse, Analia Solomonoff. With Casa Vecina, Ule, Iago and Aavi * Awarded Henry van de Velde label 2012
SUBJECTIVE ATLAS OF HUNGARY
HVG Könyvek & Kitchen Budapest , 2011 192 p., English-Hungarian. Editor: Annelys de Vet. Curator: Attila Bujdoso. With Kitchen Budapest * Awarded Henry van de Velde label 2012
SUBJECTIVE ATLAS OF SERBIA
Dom Omladine, 2009. 128 p., English. Editor: Annelys de Vet. Curator: Marija Kovac. With Dom Omladine
SUBJECTIVE ATLAS OF PALESTINE
010 Publishers, 2007. 160 p., English. Editor: Annelys de Vet. Curator: Khaled Hourani. With International Academy of Arts Palestine * Awarded Best Designed books 2007
SUBJECTIVE ATLAS OF THE NETHERLANDS
BIS Publishers, 2005. 128 p., Dutch. Editor: Annelys de Vet. With Design Academy Eindhoven
SUBJECTIVE ATLAS OF EU, FROM AN ESTONIAN POINT OF VIEW
This atlas is the result of a 3-week workshop at the Estonian Academy of Arts held by Annelys de Vet, on the invitation of Kristjan Mändmaa, 13 – 31 october 2004. The atlas was printed in an edition of 500 and launched together with an exhibition at the end of the workshop.