Cartography and data visualisation normally are intended as objective ways to depict spaces and information, but what happen when subjects, or communities, decide to map their own data? Superpower Maps is a workshop run by Paloma García and Tancredi di Giovanni where the participants will explore alternative ways to represent data enhancing self-knowledge through the process of map-making.
We collected personal data, defined relevant parameters and developed rules and codes for creating graphic visualisations. From personal sketches to collective mapping we created hand-drawn maps questioning the role of rendering realities, turning complex information into emotional cartographies. The workshop was first ran in Rotterdam in 2020.