Learning and teaching with outdoor cartographic displays: a visual approach

Tania Rossetto


This article examines the intersection of visual studies and map studies within the academic didactics of
cultural geography. In particular, it suggests that the practice of photographing outdoor cartographic signs
emerging from the ordinary urbanscape might provide teachers with a playful way to introduce their
students to theoretical speculation on the ontology and the practice of maps. Photographic portraits of
public maps stationed in specific contexts could also be used to teach about cultural and social
representations of places and landscapes.


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