Mappa Mundi: The Earth Project, the tenth and final iteration of the Institute of Cultural inquiry's ambitious project 100/10 (100 days/10 visions), will be coming to an end August 15, 2011 at 12pm. This marks the closing for the entire 100/10 project. Earth images, videos or sound samples are still being collected on the Earth Project website at www.culturalinquiry.org/earth/map until the closing date. Contributions can be 'curated' from personal photographs, admired book illustrations, or even website images. Multiple contributions are encouraged.
Beginning Saturday, August 13th, as a special incentive to contribute during the last two days of the project, 3 participants have the chance to receive a free 100/10/10 catalog: 1 catalog to the first entry from a country in the Southern hemisphere where no previous entries exist, 1 to the first entry that includes an endangered animal, and the last catalog to the most remote location plotted. The catalog is a unique book modeled on the New Museum's catalog for its 2008 landmark show After Nature. Each of the 100/10 catalogs (10 in all) exists as a dustcover enfolding a slightly used copy of a book that influenced the curator or curator team of each project. The 100/10∆10 catalog is unique in that it uses a small, blank sketchbook. Fielplements-small specimen bags, identification tags, unmarked labels-are nestled between its pages instead of the exd imhibition images that characterize the other 9 catalogs in this series. This empty workbook points back to this project's "potentialities inherent in participants' interpretations" and calls upon individuals to move out into the "field" of the project, into the very earth we all inhabit. The catalogs, along with those from each iteration of the 100/10 project, are available online in the ICI gift shop.
Mappi Mundi: The Earth Project is a project of the Institute of Cultural Inquiry and is coordinated by ICI Fellows Jojo Black and Elisa Baek with contributions by terra publica, the people of the earth. Read more about the project at Mappa Mundi: The Earth Project and Institute of Cultural Inquiry websites.