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Shannon Mattern Joins Panel for Map as Metaphor Event 3/18

HISTORY OF ART SERIES:
MAP AS METAPHOR
Panel 1 – The Socio-Political Map: Control and Power
Friday, March 18, 6:30pm
28 West 27th St, 3rd Flr
New York, NY 10001
Moderator: 
Heidi Nielson, artist and co-founder of  SP Weather Station
Panelists: 
Neil Freeman, cartographer, artist, and urban planner
Shannon Mattern, Associate Professor of Media Studies at The New School
Lize Mogel, artist and co-editor of An Atlas of Radical Cartography
 
Reservations recommended:
Email RSVP@centerforbookarts.org or call 212-481-0295
Suggested donation: $10 / $5 members.

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.

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