... 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 The resulting project(s) can be loosely described as part art project, part historical document.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
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
2) lecture: maps through history
3) in class project:3 quick maps
3) take home: find your territory
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
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
1)final presentation of maps produced
* Proposed Group Show: April 2014 (participation is optional)
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.
Questions? : email firstname.lastname@example.org
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