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Our understanding of physical space is often mediated through maps. Mapmaking is often seen as a precise science today, yet its methodologies have historically favoured particular knowledge systems over others. How might we gesture at alternative ways of following the contours and meandering through space?

Current Issue: On Psychogeographies

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“If counter-cartography or counter-mapping challenges the hegemony in spaces, as authored or dictated by positions of authority, I am interested in challenging all the forms of meaning-making that are being used to impose narratives of dominance.”

Read the full interview with Cian Dayrit here.

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Mushroomed is a series of conversations around art making, artistic networks and ecosystems. Sit in on conversations with artists and cultural practitioners. Produced in collaboration with Singapore Community Radio, new episodes premiere on Twitch every month. Listen to your favourite episodes over and over again on Spotify.

Susanna Tan/Fah Fah Sai Gai

Episode 8, 8 June 2021

Flowers and plants have always served as an extension of language and a tool for communication. Susanna Tan is a seasoned florist and artist. Having experienced the healing and communicative power of botanical elements first hand, Susanna centres her practice around them — both materially and conceptually. For this episode, we speak to Susanna about the language of flora and fauna, and how she continues to speak through and with them.

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