Borders are a man-made construct that shape, influence, order, and divide our world. Depicted on maps as sharp, immaterial lines they are meant to represent an unquestionably fixed and absolute truth, even though their actual appearance is mainly
blurry. It is the wish for accuracy and precision that often obscures the more ambiguous reality. The whole bordering concept is
not linear at all: it can appear in numerous forms, physical as well as non-physical, and can consist of many different layers and actors that must be in place to make the construct work.
The linear way of thinking and the human urge to precisely demarcate and classify all aspects of life dismiss an often more complex reality. By trying to place these two-dimensional lines
on the three-dimensional, dynamic, and moving Earth this project wants to show that such a methodology can add to more chaos, conflict, uncertainty as well as imprecision.
Imprecision in Precision closely examines every step to establish these lines in a growing archive that showcases how each step includes imprecision, no matter how precise they may look at first sight.
Another aim of the project is to show how these abstract lines which we take for granted make us see something that is not physically present on the ground. The project highlights the clash between the cartographic world and the real one in a book that balances between context and contextless.
This was my master graduation project.
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