Atlas ‚The Wandering Hole‘

10.08.2015

Wanderatlas Hannah Hiecke

The Wanderatlas of the In–Between.

The Wanderatlas shows 2 routes, based on the current state of affairs ( June 2015 ) :
The Cultural Route shows the mining district „Garzweiler II“ before the wandering of the brown coal mining hole [ 1955 – 2045 : From the past to the future past ].
The Re-Cultural Route shows the mining district „Garzweiler II“ after the wandering of the brown coal mining hole [ 2045 – 1955 : From the future to the past future ].
See the whole project : HERE

Wanderatlas Hannah Hiecke

The Wanderatlas describes the mining area in two periods on each double-page spread.
On the one side the mining district is described before the mining and on the other side in time after the mining.
The area varies greatly – but the change takes place in a time span of 100 – 150 years : longer than a human life. Thus, the transformation itself is not immediately visible.

In already mined and reclaimed areas you can rarely see what was there before. In the area, which are planned to mine, visitors‘ rarely notice that a huge lake will be there afterwards.
The Wanderatlas visualises the dimensions and the changes in detail: What got lost (cultivated land, nature and homeland) and what is gained (coal / energy, industry and jobs).
The user should form their own opinion about the consequences of brown coal mining.

T A S K S :

Research, Journalism, Cartography, Graphic Design, Editorial

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