Mapping reveals the complex relationship between representation and thinking, technology, culture and aesthetic practices. Embedded in the procedure are the general terms of cartography and how mapping re-constructs a three-dimensional world onto a surface. We will address the map both as a text and as an object of historical explanation from which we can gain a better understanding of current spatial practices.The course is divided into nine sections: an introduction and eight sections corresponding to a term referenced from mapping procedures but also articulated within architecture. Each section associated with a term includes one or more case studies. The projects we examine in the course position themselves in relation to the project of the city through the map; specifically, how mapping reveals the dialectic between spatial constructs and their potential meaning. Students will have the option of working on a mapping or concentrating on a historical topic.The objective of the course is to historicize and then instrumentalize maps and mapping procedures.