Shannon Mattern Joins Panel for Map as Metaphor Event 3/18
New York, NY 10001
Panel 1: “The Socio-Political Map: Control and Power”
This is the first panel in a three-part series investigating how the map can be understood as a metaphor, both as material artifact and cultural object as well as an artistic tool. The series is organized by the Center for Book Arts and made possible through a grant by the New York Chapter of the American Printing History Association.
Maps and atlases are an integral part of the history of the book as well as a physical and conceptual resource of book arts. This program of three panels features scholars, scientists, and artists who will explore questions about power, information, identity, economics, ecosystems, and culture.
Our first panel will discuss the history, theory, and making of maps as means of political, societal and cultural control.