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Bloemfontein (1848-2015), mapping eight moments in time: Measuring and appreciating that which is nearest

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Title Bloemfontein (1848-2015), mapping eight moments in time: Measuring and appreciating that which is nearest
 
Creator Auret, Hendrik
 
Subject — Bloemfontein; History; Historicity; Mapping; Care; Sorge; Place; Heidegger; Regional history
Description Maps represent more than physical reality. More significantly, they beckon that which is nearest; the life-care-place totality in which lived space is best understood as place, and lived time is best understood as care. This essay presents eight maps of Bloemfontein which synthesise a range of historical depictions; on the same scale and placed in the geographical and ecological context. The result is a series that traces the historical development of Bloemfontein from 1848 to 2015. However, the aim of composing these maps is not limited to the act of mapping. By drawing on Martin Heidegger’s ontological concept of care, or Sorge, it is proposed that these maps illuminate the difference between ‘history’ and ‘historicity’. Care draws life and place into contiguity. More than an act of measuring, these maps tell the story of our appreciation of places as regions of concern.
 
Publisher AOSIS Publishing
 
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Date 2016-11-30
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/nc.v76i0.137
 
Source New Contree; Vol 76 (2016); 20 2959-510X 0379-9867
 
Language eng
 
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Rights Copyright (c) 2023 Hendrik Auret https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
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