Riccardo Pravettoni was born in Milan 30-something-years ago. A geographer by education, a cartographer by experience and a photographer by passion, he has been working in Italy, France, Spain and Norway, making maps on a broad range of environmental and geo-political subjects traveling here and there on the planet. As lead cartographer and communication expert for a Norwegian Center collaborating with United Nations Environmental Programme, he has collaborated with many civil society organisations and international institutions, especially in Central Africa, South-East Asia and the Himalayan region.

The aspect he likes the most about maps is the fact that you can tell stories with it, using colors and shapes, points lines and surfaces as your own grammar to fascinate the reader around the story as in an adventure book. Where cartography and storytelling meet with good design, the map becomes a very powerful communication tool.

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