This study explores borders as an intangible and controversial social construction of reality. The purpose of maps has evolved from traditional print cartography, which was purely used as a tool of travel and exploration, to a way in which political entities can materialise their biased ownership and control of land and the people that inhabit them. Unlike the mapping of physical geographical features, borders between nation states are completely fabricated ideas that in many cases are not even agreed upon. We need to refrain from regarding maps as infallible truths. Instead, they should be understood for what they truly are: tools for conceptualising the beliefs on where the boundaries lie in relation to the actual representation of the reality of the geographical world.
The interactive website created is a metaphorical visual response to the irony of the definitive nature of borders. It is broken up into three sections each describing an abstract classification with an introductory motion graphic video and an interactive that explores a real life example.