Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Change of perspective: maps brings new ways of seeing

Upside Down MapOne of the talents that a mediator offers is the ability to help people see their world -- and the people and problems in it -- in wholly different ways.

I was therefore delighted to discover in the Boston Public Library's online map collection a map that does exactly that--invites people to see the world anew.

For centuries now traditional maps have offered a Eurocentric view, depicting the world with the northern hemisphere on top. This map, however, literally and figuratively turns convention on its head.

To explore similar cartographic creations, also pay a visit to the The Upsidedown Map Page.