Genesis

As second year master students at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne we were asked to produce an «Énoncé Théorique» : a theoretical research, exploring a subject that we deemed interesting and relevant to introduce our next semester’s project. We chose to study the Baltic Sea through a selection of various climatical, geological, social and political topics.The book pictured in the photography below is the result of this 4 months research. The «Énoncé Théorique» goes into detail — through maps, diagrams, charts, etc. — searching for clues and patterns on what an overexploited territory looks like (different layers of interaction) and what planning such a territory would imply.

This research aims at confronting the classical debates for and against the primacy of economy and employment, against the argument for maintaining landscapes and ecosystems intact. Should we exploit or maintain? Also, parallel to this argument exists the discussion around the benefits for local versus national populations, global or European interests. What we noticed is that planning (whether it be on land or on sea) is never truly biased, regardless of the efforts by the concerned actors to provide neutrality.

In the end, it amounts to a political process linked to a specific paradigm or logic. This book hopes to generate more ideas on how the exploitation of the Baltic Sea could be organised so humans can adequately manage and use the resources offered by the sea, today and in the future. Planning will become crucial in the Baltic Sea where user pressures are currently relatively manageable but are expected to witness a strong shift in the years to come.

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Photography

Credits : Douglas Mandry

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Additional information

PUBLICATION DETAILS

Typeface : Klartext Mono, Florian Klauer

Format : 220 x 310 mm
Paper : CyclusPrint 140 g/m2

Bookbinder : Reliure Stulz, Lausanne
Binding : Swiss unbound
Cover : Double creases

Regular Book Cover (white) : See picture below
Special Edition Book Cover (black) : See picture below

USAGE

ATLAS OF PLACES is a non-profit educational organisation and we will use the full amount of the EUR 10’000 to pay for the following needs :

– Proofreading by a professional
– Printing
– Binding

If you wish to know more, don’t hesitate to contact us at info@atlasofplaces.com

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