Map of Faith
A project by Yousef Moscatello
Map of Faith is a personal representation of the map of the world that sheds light on stereotypical viewpoints and offers a diverse perspective on traditional cartography based on geographic and political lines. It is a map of the world based on divisions by various religious groups. In today’s world, we, the global human community, recognise ourselves, our homelands, and our countries within political demarcations. In Map of Faith, embroidery has been used to unite regions, countries and civilisations. Fabric and thread create a sense of interconnectedness, joining through the stitches religions and peoples. The thread and fabric are delicate materials, creating fine lines, as fine as those connecting religion and civilisations. Religion today is more commonly viewed as a negative factor, that which destroys and disintegrates communities, whereas Map of Faith offers a view of religion as the main connecting factor in the world today, crossing borders and allowing communities to merge with one another.