Edge-Serpentine Gallery-MAPS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY [1]



Three years ago, Edge collaborated with The Serpentine Gallery in London in a program of "table-top experiments" as part of the Serpentine's Experiment Marathon [2] . This live event was featured along with the Edge/Serpentine collaboration: "What Is Your Formula? Your Equation? Your Algorithm? Formulae For the 21st Century." [2]

Hans Ulrich Obrist [3], curator of the Serpentine, invited Edge to collaborate in his latest project, The Serpentine Map Marathon [4], produced in conjunction with DLD (Digital - Life - Design) [5] Saturday and Sunday, 16 – 17 October, at Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR (Map [6]). The multi-dimensional Map Marathon features non-stop live presentations by over 50 artists, poets, writers, philosophers, scholars, musicians, architects, designers and scientists. The two-day event takes place in London during Frieze Art Fair week.

In addition to presenting maps by Edge contributors, the Marathon featured a panel of Edge contributors Lewis Wolpert [7], Armand Leroi [8], with myself as moderator, at the Royal Geographical Society.

Click on images to enlarge or click here to begin slide show [9].

— JB [10]