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I walk in the steps of another

I take its breath to move on

I follow its gaze

HUMAN CARTOGRAPHY creates a map of soundwalks tracing the spaces across their echoes and movements, through those that are contemporary to them, the inhabitants. We collect people’s stories and voices to humanise our cities fabric. We record different points of view of our worldly experiences - fisherman, farmers, architects, biologists, students, artists etc. - the experience of night and day, the different climates and seasons. 


Imagine a person walking down a street listening to someone's story recorded on the same exact path. One is guided by the breath of another human of the island, following another's gaze through the ears. Streets become people, become stories. What is heard becomes soundscapes that footsteps follow. The space is understood through the other. Those who walk and listen become the composers of their own adventures. A map is created and deemed accessible through mobiles that can be used by everyone.

Human Cartography revolves around overlapping sounds, memory, walking, the imaginary, archiving, poetry (written and of spaces) and public spaces.

I record people talking and telling their thoughts and stories while walking. I mix spontaneous discussions that are supported by the visible structure, and written through a narrative already thought out and connected to a discursive preparation of which I am a link, like the one in the Museu Nacional in Rio de Janeiro. Or also for some sound walks, a choreographed and written artistic narrative using the artistic practices of each one, like the one in Centro de Rio de Janeiro with the Street Artist Marcio Do Vale.

I am building a cartography of visions, where the voice is the guide "of the blind", in the sense that we do not see the route until we start. The voice as a transmitter, as a breath that shares a path and a vision.

I use the voice of others to transmit an imaginarium, we then take the voice as part of the story, as one of the objects of the landscape.

The idea is that you click on the map and localised you. Once arrived at one of the departure points you select the journey you would like to experiment.  ​

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