they don’t know maps in georgia

they don’t know maps in georgia

it turns my intuition on its head. trying to get somewhere around tbilisi or batumi, ripping out a map and pointing to a location is pretty useless at crossing linguistic barriers. georgians didn’t seem to rely on maps at all, rather they rely on personal experience and communication. the view of the city as an overhead map, is only the most familiar representation where those maps exist and are useful. the georgian representation is situated and embodied in the mental city itself.

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