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Lize Mogel

Lize Mogel is an interdisciplinary artist who explores the connections between art and cultural geography. She creates what is known as counter-cartography—maps and mappings of various locations that communicate new conceptions of social and political issues. She then inserts and distributes her mappings into public spaces and publications. Mogel has mapped everything from a Los Angeles Park to the future of Arctic territories, and everything in-between. She worked with the YI Writers on a project called Reconstructing New York City to re-map and re-imagine the city. They also created De-tour for the Non-touristan alternative tour guide to New York City that challenges established ideas of neighborhoods and streets that are simultaneously familiar and foreign.