“Atlas of agendas – mapping the power, mapping the commons“, 2015



Mapping the power, mapping the commons

AN ATLAS OF AGENDA’S is a political, social and economic atlas: informing the public about socio-political power structures and activating opportunities for the self and the commons.

The French research and design group Bureau d´Études has been producing maps of contemporary political, social and economic systems that allow people to inform, reposition and empower themselves. Revealing what normally remains invisible, often in the shape of large-sized banners, and contextualizing apparently separate elements within new frameworks, these visualizations of interests and relations re-articulate the dominant symbolic order and actualize existing structures that otherwise remain concealed and unknown. This large-size hardcover book, panoramic in scope and theoretically both profound and accessible, is THE atlas for an emancipatory new citizenship that utilizes the opportunities of info-graphics from the local to the global and back again.

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Commander l’Atlas des agendas

ISBN 978-94-91677-25-0

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230 mm x 300 mm / 9 x 11 ¾ inches
270 pages, of which 86 pages in full color. All other pages are in black + 1 PMS.
Extra: a fold out page integrated in the binding.



Woodpecker signal (Spectral Investigation Collective – Bureau d’études, 2006)

What is Woodpecker ? The term Woodpecker refers to the high-power OTH  radar which operated in Europe during the years 1976  – 1986. The signal from the Chernobyl-2 OTH station  (C-2) is pulse-modulated at a rate of several times a  second [most sources state 10 pulses per second],  sounding like a woodpecker. The radar was observed  using three repetition rates: 10 Hz, 16 Hz and 20 Hz.  The most common rate was 10 Hz, while the 16 Hz  and 20 Hz modes were rather rare. The pulses  transmitted by the woodpecker had a wide  bandwidth, typically 40 kHz.  Also in the 2000s on the HF bands, over-the-horizon  radars from other countries, using other pulse  frequencies, have been audible. The 10-Hz  Woodpecker was, and will be remembered as a unique  phenomenon that generated more interference  reports and speculations than any other radio  emission.  When it first began operations, the transmitter  interfered with several communications channels,  including emergency frequencies for aircraft on  transoceanic flights. Subsequently the operational  practice was modified so that the radar skipped these  critical frequencies as it moved across its operational  spectrum.  When the transmissions were first detected in the  West, some suggested that the Soviets were  developing a new radio system for communicating  with strategic submarines. Others suggested that it  was designed to detect and track low-flying aircraft or  missiles. Far less plausible theories extended to  suggestions the Soviets were trying to modify the  weather; experimenting with radio waves to control  human behavior; or developing a weapon to shoot  down nuclear-tipped missiles.  (source : ABM AND SPACE DEFENSE A. Karpenko  Nevsky Bastion, No. 4, 1999, pp. 2-47 and The Woody  Woodpecker Story by Väinö Lehtoranta)

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Latvian Electromagnetic pollution (Spectral Investigation Collective – Bureau d’études, 2006)

Do you know anything about electromagnetic radiations in Latvia?

The small town of Skrunda, 150 km from Riga in Latvia, was the site of two HEN HOUSE radars built in the 1960s. Construction of the Dnestr-M radar, which was stationed in the trans-polar area (RO-1 in Murmansk) and Latvia (RO-2 in Riga), began in 1963-1964. On 15 February 1971, the RO-2 node was put into operation, the first radar station of the system. This date is considered to be an official beginning of Russian early warning system organization.

Construction of a PECHORA [Daryal]  class large phased array radar at the  so-called “northern center” began in  1984. The 60-meter structure was to  have been one of the most  important Soviet stations for  listening to objects in space. The  Skrunda PECHORA radar building  was destroyed by explosive charges  on 04 May 1995. A similar station  under construction in Baranovichi,  Belarus, will resolve all the  problems caused by the closure of  the Skrunda station.

The Skrunda station created a  strong electromagnetic  radiation zone. During recent  years several studies on impact  of radiation on environment  and humans have been  performed in the territory of  Skrunda Station. At the same  time biological beings were  prohibited from staying for  longer periods of time in a 300  m zone area around locators  during the operation of the  station. In the direction of  radiation any building was  prohibited in an area of 1500 m

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Geneve électromagnétique ( Bureau d’études, 2005)

Carte produite à l’occasion du Sommet sur les société de l’information à Geneve.

Trois Suisses sur quatre possèdent un téléphone portable. Il y a 8000 pylônes relais GSM ET CANCER DU CERVEAU implanté en Suisse et avec le nouveau système UMTS, on projette d’y en installer 21 000 supplémentaires. Les opérateurs qui se partagent le GSM : Swisscom. Orange (France telecom) et Sunrise (Tele Danmark). (…)Selon les trois opérateurs, 95% de la population est à portée du rayonnement électromagnétique nécessaire au fonctionnement des téléphones cellulaires. Les valeurs d?exposition sont partout les mêmes dans toute l’Europe 60V /m avec 1800MHz, 40V /m avec 900MHz Cela vaut aussi pour la Suisse. En Suisse les valeurs sont limitées pour les personnes qui sont en séjour spécial dans les hôpitaux et les écoles. Ceux-ci s’élèvent à encore 4V/m avec 900MHz et 6V/m avec 1800MHz. Chaque paroi de logement a une absorption de 10% d’électromagnétisme. La France est loin de suffisent pas car l’on constate qu’il y a des troubles du sommeil à partir de 0,04 v / m, des cancers et des stérilités à partir de 0,48 V / m selon une étude du Dr N.Cherry qui se trouve en Nouvelle-Zélande. En Allemagne à de résistances aux antennes de téléphone portable, en Suisse pour le moment nous en dénombrons 300. (source : Hans Ulrich Jacob, association Gigaherz, Flüehli 17, CH-3150 Schwarzenburg,

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