A Moving Border: Alpine Cartographies of Climate Change

After the first phase of Italian Limes, which saw successful exhibitions in Venice (2014) and Karlsruhe (2016), we teamed up with Andrea Bagnato to work on a book that reflects back and expands on the themes of the project—and which is now available.

A Moving Border: Alpine Cartographies of Climate Change charts the effects of global warming on political limits, and questions the adequacy of current cartographies to represent natural change. Locating the Italian condition alongside a longer political history of boundary making, the book examines the nexus of nation-building and cartography through critical essays, maps, and unpublished documents from state archives. It shows how natural borders are the product of spatial and historical narratives—and hints at the challenges that global warming poses to Western conceptions of territory.



Authors
Marco Ferrari, Elisa Pasqual, Andrea Bagnato

Contributors
Stuart Elden, Mia Fuller, Francesca Hughes, Bruno Latour, Wu Ming 1

Design and Visualizations
Studio Folder (Marco Ferrari, Elisa Pasqual, Pietro Leoni, Simone Trotti)

Photography
Delfino Sisto Legnani, Gaia Cambiaggi

Format
Paperback, 228 pages, 19x29 cm (7.4x9.4 in)

Published by
Columbia Books on Architecture and the City, New York
ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe

Supported by
Graham Foundation

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The book will be progressively available from more retailers starting from April 2019. Please check back on this page for updates.

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