— Ecogeographer

Welcome to Ecogeographer – a place that sets out to chart new journeys in digital design and sustainability. It will map past travels but for the moment, entries are blogs about green auditing, overseas talks, some client work and three self-initiated projects that are developing – Plant and Place, Disposable Cup and theirwork. The project area contains recent client work as well a link to self-initiated projects.

Ecogeographer is run by me, Dominica Williamson (usually known as Dom). I am an artist and designer based in Cornwall and I am big into collaborative work, movement and surf. I am a freelancer and work within the field of multidisciplinary design with a focus on Co and Community Design, Digital and Open Source design. At the moment I am working with photographers and scientists on a project called Coral Communities. Over the past three years I have started working with archaeologists and geographers.  I am just completing a Leverhulme-artist-in-residency project at the University of Plymouth. In the past I have created pipeline stuff with a programmer and love working with them. In the future, I want to connect with hard core graphic designers and typographers to build on communicating ideas.

I also blog for theirwork, a project which is not yet externally launched and so the blog doesn’t make much sense to an external audience. At the moment, it’s a place for managing my mapping ideas. Mapping, art, design and sustainability are central to my work and these are the areas I have studied to post graduate level.

Published work

Designed: Richards, P. (2014) A Monument Like No Other: The Restoration of Carwynnen Quoit, Cornwall: The Sustainable Trust.
Illustrated: ‘Embedded’ (2014) Andy Hughes, Gyre: The Plastic Ocean, Anchorage Museum, Rasmuson Center, Alaska: Booth Clibborn Editions.
Figure: Dominica Williamson, 2010, Ulex europaeus, watercolour, (Campbell-Culve, Maggie.) 2011, ‘The Cornish Garden’, Journal of the Cornwall Garden Society, issue 54, p.35.
Connolly, E. & Williamson, D. (2009) ‘theirwork: The Development of a Sustainable
Mapping Tool’, Rethinking Maps: New Frontiers in Cartographic Theory, London:

Connolly, E. & Williamson, D. (2009) ‘theirwork: Community Mapmaking Turns
Guerrilla Activity’ Fourth Door Review: The Hall of Risk Issue, No. 8, Salisbury:
Hayacinth House.

Featured: Fuad-Luke, A. (2005) ‘Green Map Atlas’, The Eco Design Handbook, London: Thames and Hudson (2nd edition) p.177.
Directed: Green Map System (2004) Green Map Atlas, New York: Green Map System
Featured: Timothy Guy Design ‘Tomorrow’s World’ in Designing: The Design and Technology
Magazine for Schools, Warwickshire: DATA, Summer 2001, p.20.

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email: dom at ecogeographer dot com

  1. Alun Morgan says: July 29, 20113:45 pm

    Dear Dom (if I may)

    I came across your work browsing the Geography section of a bookshop where I found your chapter on Theirwork in the Rethinking Maps book. I have a long standing interest in community and bioregional mapping and so am very interested in your activities. I have also recently moved to Exeter Uni (although not yet domestically) and so the prospect of engaging with work in the SW and Cornwall (given the Tremough campus) is quite possible. I would therefore be interested in opening up channels of communication if you are interested


  2. dom says: October 20, 20111:10 pm

    Dear Alun,

    I’ve been busy all summer and not doing enough blogging work. Just got this comment. Great that you got this chapter. I must put it online here. I have been keeping an eye on Exeter Geography department. I like what they are doing. It would be great to talk.

    Thank you for your interest.


  3. dom says: October 20, 20114:15 pm

    Oh, email me if you like – dom at ecogeographer dot com


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