A Moving Border. Alpine Cartographies of Climate Change

Tuesday 15 September 2020 14h30 à 16h00
En ligne / Online 13 Rue de l'Université, Paris, France
Organized bymedialab de Sciences Po

A conference and presentation of the book A Moving Border. Alpine Cartographies of Climate Change by Marco Ferrari, architect and researcher, Sciences Po médialab.

In 2009, Italy and Switzerland signed an agreement that introduced into law the notion of “moving border.” Since the 1990s, surveyors of both countries had been noticing that the melting of Alpine glaciers—where much of the border lies—was causing the lines on the ground to drift away from their representation on official maps. Born out of practical necessity, this little-known agreement is possibly the first instance of two sovereign states recognising the instability of their national territory in the face of global warming.

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