We believe that geographic and cartographic knowledge (like all knowledge) is a reflection of the culture that produces it. There is no one correct representation of the world, but rather there are many different perceptions of geographical knowledge based on each person's own culture. Enforcing one culture's view of the world on others is inexcusable. Where maps of one culture have been used in a cross-cultural context the result has often been the exploitation and distruction of the culture that did not make the map. The world's diversity of geographical views is slowly being wiped out in favor of scientific "truth" which is often simply the Western portrayal of reality. We are dedicated to ending this degradation of knowledge by preserving alternate views of the world and encouraging creative means of expression in the fields of geography and cartography.
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