DePaul to host launch of ‘Notes for a People’s Atlas'
November 2, 2011
A release party and reception will be held at the new DePaul Art Museum for “The Notes for a People’s Atlas,” a 102-page catalog with photos, maps and essays. The event will be held Nov. 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
This event is sponsored by DePaul's Department of Geography, the Department of Art, Media and Design and AREA-Chicago.
“Notes for a People’s Atlas” is a multi-city community mapping project that started in Chicago and expanded to a number of cities ranging from Zagreb, Croatia, to Greencastle, Ind. The book and a website document this project by presenting the maps collected in each city along with commentary by leading thinkers dealing with art, urban space, cartography and definitions of place.
“The People’s Atlas is just that - a people’s atlas,” says Geography Professor Euan Hague, who has worked on the project for many years. “We asked people to map their cities, and the maps they produced are as diverse as the people themselves. Mapping Chicago was how this project began, and it is fitting that we are releasing the book here on DePaul’s campus."
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