2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA
Twitter hashtag: #GloUH
Is a map a mirror, a window, a weapon, or a work of art? From lines drawn in clay to geographic information systems (GIS), humans for millennia have constructed an understanding of the world through visual representations of space. At this interdisciplinary symposium, mapmakers, users, and critics from the worlds of science, urban planning, architecture, history, and new media will examine the ways maps work.
"Mapping and Its Discontents" is part of the Global Urban Humanities Initiative, a major 3.5-year project supported by the Mellon Foundation. In this joint project, the College of Environmental Design and the Division of Arts & Humanities are collaborating to bring together scholars and practitioners across disciplines to investigate humans and the environments they inhabit and shape.
Speaker Lineup (FOR FULL SCHEDULE CLICK HERE)
Eve Blau, Architectural Historian, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Jon Christensen, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
Zephyr Frank, Stanford Spatial History Project
Robin Grossinger, Historical Ecology Program Manager, San Francisco Estuary Institute
Annette Kim, Director, MIT SLAB
Laura Kurgan, Director, Spatial Information Design Lab, Columbia University
Rebecca Solnit, Author, Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas
Denis Wood, Geographer, Everything Sings
To register, go to our eventbrite page.