3/14/2019

First exhibition in reopened TU/e main building

With 'Atlas: Mapping the State of the World' we organize the first exhibition in the renovated - and eponymous - main building of the TU/e. The exhibition shows the current themes of our world with a series of startling, confronting and funny world maps, and can be visited free of charge from 18 March to 11 April 2019.

  • Over the past 50 years, the world's auto population has grown five times as fast as the human population.
  • Being homeless in England lowers your life expectancy by 30 years to just 47.
  • The country that gained the most square kilometers of forest between 1990 and 2010 is China - about 6½ times more than its successor the United States.

This is just a sample of the surprising insights that can be deduced from the impressive world map exhibition that we, as Studium Generale, specially compiled based on the book "The State of the World Atlas" by Dan Smith.

The main building of the TU/e has undergone a thorough renovation and has been home to TU/e's  Executive Board since January of this year and offers study and work places to students and employees. "The impressive central entrance to the Atlas building has been restored to its former glory and offers plenty of atmosphere and space for our Atlas exhibition," said Lucas Asselbergs, head of Studium Generale. “We now have a wonderful new space for exhibitions like this one. The annual World Press Photo exhibition in September will also find a new home here."

In 'Atlas: Mapping the State of the World' you can discover 18 maps visualized on an impressive scale, that represent topics such as human rights, environment, health, wealth and poverty, war and politics. The centerpiece of the exhibition is one of the most famous maps of modern history: the world map of Blaeu, which depicts the world as it was known and unknown in the 17th century. This map is displayed on a huge carpet that invites the visitor to discover all corners of the world and the exhibition.

Practical information

Date:                           18 March until 11 April
Location:                     Atlas building, TU/e campus
Opening times:           Monday to Friday 7.00 - 23.00 hrs
Admission:                  Free for everyone

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