all maps by Jan Rothuizen

Nummer 2

Jan shared with us a series of maps that were created by various individuals, young and old, during a project he initiated for the Museumnacht Amsterdam. Museumnacht is a yearly art festival where all the museums in Amsterdam open at night and feature a special program. The 2008 program was based on the ideas of the Situationist International. The overriding theme was "strolling through the city." Flora, the programming director for ARCAM (Amsterdam Center for Architecture) shared this information with us: "visitors to ARCAM could break free of their usual routines and discover surprising ways to go around the city. You could make your own GPS artworks with Jeremy Wood, your own mindmap with Jan Rothuizen and play with the growing structure of Noa Haim [no link available]." The evening started with a crash course in Situationism with videos by Guy Debord and a lecture by Jacqueline de Jong.

The heading for each of the maps submitted by Jan reads "From here to there. Trace your route to here (the ARCAM building). The starting point is A, this could be your starting point this Museumnacht or for example your house." We won't bother translating the rest of the text on the maps. We think they are interesting whether you can read Dutch or not. [larger version]

2008-11-01 : Amsterdam, the Netherlands : Jan Rothuizen : janrothuizen.nl : see also HDMA collection 4

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Nummer 1

Jan shared with us a series of maps that were created by various individuals, young and old, during a project he initiated for the Museumnacht Amsterdam. Museumnacht is a yearly art festival where all the museums in Amsterdam open at night and feature a special program. The 2008 program was based on the ideas of the Situationist International. The overriding theme was "strolling through the city." Flora, the programming director for ARCAM (Amsterdam Center for Architecture) shared this information with us: "visitors to ARCAM could break free of their usual routines and discover surprising ways to go around the city. You could make your own GPS artworks with Jeremy Wood, your own mindmap with Jan Rothuizen and play with the growing structure of Noa Haim [no link available]." The evening started with a crash course in Situationism with videos by Guy Debord and a lecture by Jacqueline de Jong.

The heading for each of the maps submitted by Jan reads "From here to there. Trace your route to here (the ARCAM building). The starting point is A, this could be your starting point this Museumnacht or for example your house." We won't bother translating the rest of the text on the maps. We think they are interesting whether you can read Dutch or not. [larger version]

2008-11-01 : Amsterdam, The Netherlands : Jan Rothuizen : janrothuizen.nl : see also HDMA collection 4

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