Experiential Mapping of the Urban Form

Mission Possible: A Neighborhood Atlas and Intranational International Boulevard

September 4, 2014

Darin Jensen will present on Mission Possible, a neighborhood mapping project in San Francisco's Mission District, and on a new project mapping International Boulevard in Oakland, titled “Intranational International Boulevard.”

These projects of experiential learning send cartography students into the field to experience the places they will map. Using personal experience and field methods to capture data, students return to the lab to combine their experiences with other data to collaboratively create a holistic picture of place.

Darin Jensen is the Staff Cartographer and a Continuing Lecturer in the Department of Geography. He is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing Non-fiction at Mills College.

The complete PowerPoint presentation can be viewed here.
Video of the first portion of the presentation can be viewed here.


Mission Possible: A Neighborhood Atlas (introduction)

Everything Sings: Maps for a Narrative Atlas (introduction by Ira Glass)

Everything Sings: Maps for a Narrative Atlas (opening essay by Denis Wood)

In addition to the readings above, which were suggested by Darin Jensen, you may also find the following of interest:

Mapping and Its Discontents, a symposium on mapping sponsored by the Global Urban Humanities Initiative on November 1, 2013.

See-Through Maps, an online mapping competition and exhibit associated with the Mapping and Its Discontents symposium.

Related blog posts:

Maps as Stories: Manufacturing Place by Yael Hadar
Road-Testing Psychogeography on Oakland's International Boulevard by Scott Elder