Wednesday, December 8

Loving topography: what the maps of the heart of a woman and a man of the 19th century reveal

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Maps of the hearts of a man and a woman

Humans have always left traces of our beliefs, feelings, aspirations and worldviews embodied in objects.

Not only in art, music, architecture and literature they reflect our inner world, but also technological, scientific and everyday artifacts.

Even maps, those two-dimensional graphic representations generally thought of as useful tools that serve as guides, give us away.

The ancient maps of the stars are testimony to an infinite curiosity; Those who for a long time showed the limits of the known world, marking them with the phrase “here are dragons”, expressed terrors, and the changes of borders over the centuries, manifest ambitions, dreams, victories and disappointments …

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