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CoCA and the World Map Competition

We love maps and we love art. So we decided to combine the two and launch a World Map Design Competition together with the Center on Contemporary Art in Seattle (CoCA). The challenge: re-imagine the map of the world.

We spoke with Joseph Roberts, board member and exhibit curator at CoCA, to get his thoughts on the challenge and the project.

1-World:
Joseph, thank you for stopping by. How did you originally get involved with 1-World Globes & Maps and what are you hoping to accomplish with a partnership like this?

Joseph Roberts:
The “Re-envision The Map of The World” project is the brainchild of John DeGiacomo, 1-World’s Marketing Coordinator. Because of my deep involvement with CoCA, John reached out to me to discuss whether it might make sense for CoCA to collaborate on this project. I was immediately convinced. I’m fascinated to see how different artists will respond to the same words. What is a “map”? What is the “world”? What is a “map of the world”? What does it mean to re-envision that?

CoCA is a catalyst and forum for the advancement, development, and understanding of contemporary art. I’m always looking for projects that advance that mission. So, if a project promises to introduce CoCA’s work and that of its artists to new audiences, I’m interested. What do we hope to accomplish? Synergy.

1-World:
Has there been much interest in the competition? I saw that you put out a call for artists. Can you tell us anything about people’s reactions to the project? Continue reading