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Austin Atlas Fabrication

Ann Armstrong (a.k.a. Austin's Atlas and the Mixed Media Lab)

Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PST)

Austin, TX

Austin Atlas Fabrication

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Austin Atlas Fabrication Workshop
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... A Participatory Mapping Project + Workshop....

What:  This workshop asks participants to actively use walking + mapping as tools to explore + uncover (sometimes unseen) aspects of place.  Throughout four workshops, we'll work independently and collectively to reveal information about a specific: street, alley, park, neighborhood, open space, urban topic, phenomenon, etc.  The resulting project(s) can be loosely described as part art project, part historical document.

Who: Novices, experts, and everyone in between…
Where: 1500 East Fourth St. @ the Mixed Media Lab Extension
When: 4 sessions, 10am-Noon: Saturdays Feb 22, March, 1, 8, 15 
Cost: $12 

Supplies: comfortable walking shoes, a notebook, and a method of documentation (a camera works, but don’t limit yourself to photography alone...drawing, writing, sound recording, etc are viable ways to document as well)

Project Parameters: The places in which we exist day to day

Loose Syllabus: 

workshop 1-
1) introductions>
2) lecture: maps through history
3) in class project:3 quick maps
3) take home:  find your territory

workshop 2-
1) present + discuss last week’s take home, collective brainstorming
2) lecture: maps through art
3) discussion: walking art/ walkers and what they produce: Richard Long, Francis Alys, Janet Cardiff, Guy Debord, Jejune Society
4) work session: collaborative feedback
5) take home: further define and document your territory, pick 1 to 2 things to focus on

workshop 3-
1) discuss: mapping precedents –Edward Tufte, Anuradha Mathur + Dilip da Cunha, NewYork Times Maps, Others
2) work session
3) take home: finish documenting your territory

workshop 4-
1)final presentation of maps produced
2)documentation/wrap up

Media: Open

* Proposed Group Show: April 2014 (participation is optional)

Bibliography:

Wanderlust and Infinite City by Rebecca Solnit,
The Image of the City by Kevin Lynch
Walking and Mapping; Artists as Cartographers by Karen O’rourke
Everything Sings by Denis Wood
Envisioning Information by Edward Tufte
Walkable Cities by Jeff Speck

Related Topics: Boylan Heights Maps, Path to homoerectus, Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route, Meditation labryinth, Ghandi’s Salt Walk, Richard Long, Francis Alÿs, Vito Acconci, Jejune Society, Situationists, Guy Debord, Janet Cardiff.

Related Links:


www.mixedmedialab.wordpress.com

www.austinsidewalks.blogspot.com 

www.walkinginplace.org

www.thoreau.eserver.org/walking

Questions? : email ann@austinsatlas.com

 

Citations for Images in Header, L to R:

1) Partial image from Olaus Magnus's 'Carta Marina'
2) Butterfly/Queens map from Rebecca Solnit's Infinite City 
3) Ed Fairburn, Paris 
4) Jazzberry Blue, Paris


When & Where


Mixed Media Lab Extension
1500 East Fourth Street
Austin, TX 78702

Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PST)


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Organizer

Ann Armstrong (a.k.a. Austin's Atlas and the Mixed Media Lab)

**Austin's Atlas is a collaborative art project interested in discovering, capturing, and expanding Austin's sense of place. www.austinsatlas.com

**Ann Armstrong is an architect, welder, and artist living and working in Austin, Texas.  She loves art and the city, and is always looking for ways to engage the two. www.ann-made.org

 

 

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