My Country, Your Country
The interactive map invites people to share their knowledge of geography and history, or just to have fun by painting the borders of imaginary countries. It resembles many other painting apps for children and adults offered in app-stores. However, instead of green, blue, yellow etc., the choice of ‘colours’ is between ‘my country’ and ‘your country’, and instead of blank canvas, one paints over a world continent map, where neither country names nor borders are visible.
In a technological context (cartography) humanisation of the act of drawing (or the act of drawing national borders), refers to humanisation of nature by drawing borders, which only exist in human minds, but affect also all other life forms; the ability to question the suitability of the notions of the nation, country or territorial ownership, in the light of a good and sustainable future of the Earth.