How people imagine a journey


One of the best practices conducting to map creation is to invite people from different environments and ask them to explain how they have arrived.

There are so many different ways to show a journey, especially because of the time that we might need to get from one place to another. Time can change almost everything, regarding the perception of reality and how we see ourselves among the others.



Every journey invites us to create new connections with our home. Every new place will stay in our mind as a part of a mental map of the world, that we imagine differently because of the time we spend on travelling.



Travelling as a mental exercise


Chronography project, dynamic maps, 2017

How people understand the world in terms of physical displacement, like a journey?

If we travel very fast, the space appears in a very reduced way, because of our speed of movement. But how to understand this paradox in a real life, while every journey allows us to mentally open to new places and territories?

Here are some samples of my first project dedicated to cartography of time in today’s world:


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Every journey is a way to re-discover ourselves. We literally grow mentally because of travelling, as our mind fulfills with new data and new connections between them. There are many ways to represent it visually. People are connecting with the others through displacement that can operate as well physically as mentally in virtual reality.

Mapping the path or a destiny?, 2017
workshop organized prior to International Cartographic Conference in Washington DC



Ideas about re-cycled art (part1)


When in 1917, French conceptual artist, Marcel Duchamp, has presented for the first time his “ready-made” work of art, nobody thought that the idea of reusing or converting the already made products, would become the main subject of environmental discussion.

When you type in google search: “how to recycle”, you get a million of web pages with fundamental knowledge about the chemical process itself. You can of course find here or there, a lot of opinions and discussions about climate change and how the everyday tasks might influence environment at global scale. However, what shocked me is that, no one is thinking yet about the process of re-cycling in terms of a global & universal philosophy.

So maybe Duchamps project of transforming everyday objects into something else, could become interesting beginning of the thought about it, in a more literary way.

And while thinking about literature, I’ve decided to do something with all these proofs of my graphomania developped during years of different studies. Very first result of the ‘re-cycling’ idea has become to transform all my notes into mobile paintings, where all the thoughts are expressed by the colors and the shapes like on a real map.

P1020941Recycled memories. Place in the sun, 2019




Less known parts of New York

img_7092How does it feel to wake up somewhere and don’t know where and when you are?

Isn’t it essential for traveling to discover less known parts of some very well known places, like such big metropolis, let’s say for example… New York City.

Since Manhattan is the most known of NYC, you might be surprised that it takes only 1 hours to arrive  to the best surfing place in this area, Rockaway beach! ( I took a train line 5 to Brooklyn, and then a bus to get into Jacob Riis Park, but there are few other ways…)


Rockaway (Reckouwacky) depending on what translation is used, means “sandy place” or “place of our people” or “neck of the land” in Canarsie Native American language.  The Canarsie, as we can read in  different guides, were  the first people to live on the Rockaway Peninsula. (To be continued)