SPECIAL ISSUE > ROULOTTE / SPAM_MAGAZINE > AMERICA / EUROPE
The remarkable trajectories of SPAM_magazine and Roulotte have now come together. This volume is in fact the result of combining two different projects to achieve a common goal. This event happened quite by chance coinciding with both publications reaching the same number of issues (6); so, without changing any sequences, each publication celebrates the opportunity to continue its work by conferring absolute naturalness upon this chance meeting.
The different continents covered in each publication raise hardly any divergence. With their own trajectories already made and despite their distant origins, Roulotte and SPAM_magazine have demonstrated they have very close interests and even a certain similarity in styles. Santiago de Chile and Barcelona have hardly any tools by which to channel mutual information, but the flexible portable nature of both publications has enabled them to become uprooted enough to meet in new places. You will find a small collection of these enclaves herein.
While considering the joint project the teams at SPAM_magazine and Roulotte decided to conduct crossed perspectives. Thus the Roulotte team offers several works carried out on the American continent while SPAM_magazine does the same with Europe. This is simply a methodological tool of leisure lacking any anthropological pretensions. Both projects travel anywhere and everywhere, so it would be quite impertinent to grant them any privilege in defining their viewpoints. Yet a common plot has been activated which runs through all the projects: their cartographical character.
Cartography has been a fundamental tool for an alleged scientific approach to physical and social territories, but at the same time it has also amounted to a certain kind of protocol to create the same area it represents and to manage all regimes of visible and invisible things a la carte. Faced with this tradition, contemporary culture has tested other cartographic procedures, other ways of noting geographical and political scenarios in which there is a resurgence of improvised restless worlds. You won’t find any conventional maps in this volume, yet one way or another all the contents form the fragment of a possible infinite mapping.