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Gran Canaria – the island of contrasts

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Gran Canaria, is considered as one of the most popular islands at the Atlantic coast of Northwest Africa, which is a part of Spain.

Most of tourists might think that the name comes from a beautiful, very colorful bird, Canary, but it’s the opposite. The birds got the name after the island.

The most common explanation of the name is the story about Mauretanian king Juba II, whose expedition found on the island a “vast multitudes of dogs of very large size”. That’s why we translate “gran canaria” by “island of the dogs”

Whole island is mountainous. Originally settled by the Canarii tribe of Berbers from the Atlas mountains which is now Morocco, although nobody is sure how a mountain people got here exactly.

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Beautiful coasts are sunny almost everyday because of warm microclimate.

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The southern part of Gran Canaria presents more desertic landscape, you can find here giant dunes but almost no vegetation at all.. sometimes there are even little sandy storms.

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Surrounded by the ocean and enourmous sandy beaches, Gran Canaria became one of the surfing top one places around the world!

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new york up town

Mapping the path or a destiny, mapping & travelling

On the picture: New York uptown, June 2017

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Mapping the path or a destiny, creative travelling

On the picture: China 144 hours transit visa, december 2017

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24201259_1784282484979531_129245902_o“Chronography”, dynamic maps, 2016

Project with Anne-Christine Bronner (CNRS-Strasbourg) and Olga Kisseleva, presented at the exhibition “Place in the sun”

 

 

Place in the sun, artwork (2010-..)

If the sun is like a comet, dragging the planets in its wake, it’s because everybody wants to have his own place in the sun.
Cartography is a mean of visualization of this battle, between different political,
sociological or environmental forces, established on the mappemonde as countries.

 

 

Dreamtime stories

 

What is “dreamtime”?

It is a very particular period, called “golden age” in Aboriginal tradition, when everything has been created.

Dreamtime is fulfilled of stories of sacred ancestors, whose spirits exist in the present. They can be found in the sky, which is, for Aboriginal community, like a true textbook

skyHere Aboriginal people read the legends, morals and history retold from generations to generations.

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