Yoko Wong Chor-Kiu, Design Academy Eindhoven
Observing the City: Experimental Mapping Inspired by Georges Perec
Designer: Yoko Wong Chor-Kiu
Institution: Design Academy Eindhoven
City, Country: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Course: Master Information Design
Teachers: Frans Bevers, Joost Grootens, Kim Bouvy
The result of the inspiration from Georges Perec was a variety of experimental mapping methods which I employed to produce a series of 3 works, titled Observing the City. The French author Georges Perec’s works, called An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Paris demonstrated a scrupulous observation and realistic, unadorned description of people, objects and places, and did not exclude unnoticeable or recurring things. It led me to ponder how to define information design, and focus my mapping research on how to render multi-angle visual narratives by fully utilizing the characteristics of maps. All the surroundings and things I had seen in Eindhoven became a living database all of a sudden.