STEPHEN WALTER lecture – MAPS
Architectural Association, 01 March, 33 First Floor Back, 2pm
Stephen Walter: I will discuss the motivation, process and reasoning behind my making of maps and the way in which we all need to re-interpret our spiritual and physical relationship with Earth in order to survive.
The maps, depicting both real and made up places, are a series of arrangements and constellations of natural, physical and artificial features. They are a tangle of words, symbols, graphic forms, concepts, histories, epithets and autobiographical references – where cultural residues inhabit certain locations. These in turn – make up a complex of hidden meanings, associations and wider contradictions.