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The Walker as Mappist

Jul 13 | Sat | 1PM - 4AM | $10

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Led by alumni resident Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, who is working on a book about the exploration of place-names in the city, and essayist Garnette Cadogan, whose essay "Round and Round" describes his 24-hour walk through New York's five boroughs, this workshop will explore how any city contains many ways to be mapped, and how our maps forge stories to make sense of the places we live. To conceptualize the relation between mapping and walking, we will walk Governors Island, concluding with a self-mapping exercise to explore how walking can function as both barometer, revealing the cultural and social character of our surroundings, and as mediator, creating a bridge between data and stories.

Venue: Nolan Park 8b

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