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Brooklyn by Laura Kurgan

Mapping and Its Discontents

Conference/Symposium | November 1 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Brower Center, Tamalpais Room


2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Rebecca Solnit, Author, Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas; Denis Wood, Geographer, Everything Sings

Laura Kurgan, Director, Spatial Information Design Lab, Columbia University; Robin Grossinger, Historical Ecology Program Manager, San Francisco Estuary Institute; Annette Kim, Director, MIT SLAB; Eve Blau, Architectural historian, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Global Urban Humanities


GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS SOLD OUT
UC Berkeley Faculty and student seats available as walk-ins on a first-come first-serve basis

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 millenia have constructed an understanding of the world through visual representations of space. At this interdisciplinary symposium, map makers, users, and critics from the worlds of science, urban planning, literature, and new media will examine the ways maps work.

"Mapping and Its Discontents" is the inaugural symposium 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.


Register online.


globalurbanhumanities@berkeley.edu, 510-644-4077