Meike Eggers and Michael Anhalt

Meike Eggers (Flensburg, DE, 1973) and Michael Anhalt (Weimar, DE, 1976) are both artist who live in Rotterdam. Selected for On the Move: the publication for Blokmapping (2012).

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About Blokmapping (2012)

Meike Eggers and Michael Anhalt’s Blokmapping documents their home neighborhood – the Hillesluis area of Rotterdam – in great detail. Eggers and Anhalt inventoried every rubbish bin, tree, lamppost, paving stone, resident and car within a radius of 333 meters of their home (in a street called Blokweg). Searching on Google produced a range of archive material from local newspapers, Hyves (a Dutchsocial networking site) and company registers. The bare facts were soon enriched by juicy anecdotes from local residents. The vast amount of material – 12,000 items, including statistics, facts and personal stories on what it means to live in a deprived neighborhood – was placed on a website (www.blokmapping.net) and published in a hefty tome. Eggers and Anhalt call their method “extreme mapping”. They use this way of surveying a small area in enormous depth so asto record and interpret the far-reaching changes occurring in society.

Uit Blokmapping - Beijerlandsestraat (2011)
Uit Blokmapping - Beijerlandsestraat (2011)

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