Philippe Rekacewicz is a geographer, cartographer and information designer. After earning his degree in geography from the University of Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne), he worked at Le Monde diplomatique from 1988 to 2014. Between 1996 and 2008, he headed in parallel the cartographic department of GRID-Arendal in Norway, a delocalized office of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
He is a specialist in geopolitics and international relations. His interests include questions relating to migration, refugees, forced displacement of populations, and borders. He is presently working on several socio-geographic projects on the creation of public and private space and the perception and representation of borders. He is keenly interested in the relationships between cartography, art, science, and politics. Since 2006, he has participated in cartographic-artistic projects in a number of European countries. He is also conducting research into « experimental cartography ».