In January I hosted a salon on Enjoying the Unknown and one question that was quite difficult to give an answer to was: how can we map the unknown? We can map and track back the things that we know and that already took place, but how can we map what has not yet happened?
By asking this question, I wanted to invite everyone who joined the salon to imagine how could their life unfold as of now and to play with the flow of maps – streets, canals, rivers, cities – or to visualise the unknown in drawings, paintings, splashes of colour on paper. By mapping our choices and some possible ways our lives can unfold we can at least have a taste of the unknown.
Drawing maps was most of the time a preferred solution of mine in dealing with uncharted territory. However, that does not mean that the map will be accurate, but it can serve at least as a guide or as a possible journey ahead. After all, nothing will truly make sense until we look backwards to start remembering forward.
On the 16th of December I will host another salon on this topic and we will look at the year that almost passed and how we navigated the unknown, while also trying to envision how our lives will unfold next year.