Katharina Wahl
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Maedchen Mappa Mundi
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Select a group of 10 objects that are supposed to represent the human civilisation to visitors from another time or another planet. You are encouraged to make choices that have the potential to create a world that is completely free from facts.

What would your treasure box contain?

This was the topic of a 4 hour workshop with a group of five female students of the Detmolder Schule für Architektur und Innenarchitektur. The famous Junkerhaus in nearby Lemgo served as an impressive example of man´s ability to establish ones very own unique world which I hoped would sparkle the students´ imagination.
The outcome of this short workshop was a collective drawing on a duvet cover - a housewife's version of the calf skin which carries the Hereford Mappa Mundi - a 13th century medieval world map. So as a starting grid we copied the structure of many medieval world maps, the T and O pattern, with Asia on top of the "T", the Europe at the lower left and Africa in the lower right. Then the girls started to assemble their objects on the duvet. Captions were added on a transparent top layer curtain and five hanker-chiefs so we can decipher and trace the 5 selections that add up to the Mädchen Mappa Mundi.

FEMALE STUDENT G
G1 LIGHT BULB
G2 MOBILE PHONE
G3 PROCESSED FOOD
G4 PLANE
G5 TOYS
G6 CAR
G7 COMPUTER
G8 MOVIES
G9 TRAIN
G10 CAMERA

FEMALE STUDENT V
V1 GUN
V2 CANDY
V3 WALKING STICK
V4 OXYGEN MASK
V5 ASTRONOMY
V6 BED
V7 SCYTHE
V8 COMPASSES
V9 MONEY
V10 VOYAGER DISC

FEMALE STUDENT P
P1 WATCH
P2 HOUSE
P3 BAG
P4 DRUGS
P5 PET
P6 POTATO PLANT
P7 HEAD PHONES
P8 LIPSTICK
P9 WATER BOTTLE
P10 WRITTEN WORD

FEMALE STUDENT W
W1 TOASTER
W2 SPICES
W3 COUCH
W4 JEWELLERY
W5 ARTIFICIAL HIP
W6 KNIFE
W7 SYMBOL
W8 BACTERIA
W9 STEP PYRAMID
W10 NUCLEAR BOMB

FEMALE STUDENT A
A1 HAT/CLOAK OF INVISIBILITY
A2 FAMILY
A3 MEDICINE
A4 FACTORY
A5 KISS
A6 STAGES IN LIFE- BIRTH
A7 STAGES IN LIFE- YOUTH
A8 STAGES IN LIFE- ADULTHOOD
A9 STAGES IN LIFE- OLD AGE
A10 STAGES IN LIFE- DEATH


2013