The Vertical Atlas project aims to create a new atlas to help navigate the complex techno-politics of the world today. The first stage of Vertical Atlas was developed through a series of five public talks and research labs (2018-2019). During the 2018-2019 Vertical Atlas Research Labs five geozones were explored and re-mapped, focusing on the technological and political borders, connections and frictions within them, and looking at the different ways digital technologies function culturally. Geozones are trans-continental regions that defy common cartographical logic. Currently, Vertical Atlas focuses on the development and realisation of a combined physical and digital publication.
Vertical Atlas was initiated by Benjamin Bratton, Leonardo Dellanoce, Arthur Steiner and Klaas Kuitenbrouwer. The Vertical Atlas project is developed and produced by Digital Earth and Het Nieuwe Instituut.