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Results of Mingler Scholarship 2020: Bacteria & Borders

The project ‘Bacteria & Borders’ is a collaboration between cartopologists, Marlies Vermeulen and Remy Kroese, and qualitative social scientists, Alena Kamenshchikova and Klasien Horstman. This artistic research project started with an ambition to challenge the epidemiologically driven vision of graphs and maps that present infection prevalence by separating different geographic areas. Attempting to bridge the insights from cartopology and qualitative sociology, this project aimed to introduce the notions of fluidity and interdependency to the maps – to show how borders are not clear lines on the graphs but they can move and bend depending on the multiple political, cultural and social processes that may influence infectious spread.

Click here to view the completed project