A political, social and economic atlas: linking the petite and the grand.
Together, Paris-based artists Léonore Bonaccini and Xavier Fourt make up the artist duo Bureau d´Études. For the past several years, this French group has been producing cartographies of contemporary political, social and economic systems which allow people to empower and reposition themselves. Revealing what normally remains invisible, often in the shape of large-sized banners, and contextualizing apparently separate elements within another framework, these visualizations of people’s interests and relations re-symbolize and actualize an order concealed and unknown.
States in Capital consists of a concentrated overview exhibition of their work at Onomatopee, allowing you study it and create a context-based relation to this social environment. The resulting show is a full-scale atlas spanning their work.
More work by Bureau d’Études, running parallel to this project, can be found at Impakt, Utrecht.
Curator and project manager: Freek Lomme
Editors publication: Bureau d’Études i.c.w. Freek Lomme
Graphic Design: Bureau d’Etudes
Project partner: Impakt Utrecht
With the support of: Municipality of Eindhoven and the Prins Bernhard Culturefund Noord-Brabant
The atlas with infographics that really distributes access!
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230 mm x 300 mm / 9 x 11 ¾ inches
270 pages, of which 86 pages in full color. All other pages are in black + 1 PMS.
Extra: a fold out page integrated in the binding.
AN ATLAS OF AGENDA’S is a political, social and economic atlas: informing the public about socio-political power structures and activating opportunities for the self and the commons.
Paris-based artists/graphic designers/researchers Léonore Bonaccini and Xavier Fourt together make up the artist duo Bureau d´Études. For the past several years, this French group has been producing maps of contemporary political, social and economic systems that allow people to inform, reposition and empower themselves. Revealing what normally remains invisible, often in the shape of large-sized banners, and contextualizing apparently separate elements within new frameworks, these visualizations of interests and relations re-articulate the dominant symbolic order and actualize existing structures that otherwise remain concealed and unknown. This large-size hardcover book, panoramic in scope and theoretically both profound and accessible, is THE atlas for an emancipatory new citizenship that utilizes the opportunities of info-graphics from the local to the global and back again.