Through this artistic research project, commissioned by the Research Centre For Arts, Autonomy and the Public Sphere (Zuyd University), A research team led by Remy Kroese and Marlies Vermeulen (Dear Hunter / Institute for Cartopology) is investigating and mapping the different ways in which borders are drawn on maps and the ways this correlates with their specific location. Between now and 2020 they will carry out multiple spatial – anthropological surveys in various Euregions. By observing and collecting the different ways in which the inner borders of these are represented they will assemble a ‘Border Encyclopaedia’ which attempts to enrich and redefine the ways border regions are represented on maps.
This artistic research is part of the Institute for Transnational and Euregional Cross Border Cooperation and Mobility (ITEM). ITEM is an institute purposefully founded to advance cross-border cooperation, mobility and labor. It researches the ways ‘everyday border practices’ are demonstrated and how these co-constitute with the ways these borders are lived.