How to Read a Map: Cartographic Language for Curious Creatives

Margaret Wickens Pearce, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Kansas, and Anne Ray Fellow, SAR

Colloquium, SAR Reception Center

Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free

This workshop introduces the fundamentals of cartographic language for the curious mind. Like music, architecture, and dance, cartography is a kind of language with its own vocabulary, grammar, and genres. We’ll learn some basic building blocks and then use that knowledge to dismantle our preconceptions of what maps do, and to re-read some maps with new eyes.

If you’re an avid reader and user of maps, this workshop is an opportunity to find out how maps work. If you’re a practicing composer, architect, or dancer, this workshop offers the chance to discover parallels and divergences in another expressive form that may spark creative innovation in your own practice.

Bring your lunch, and be prepared to never look at a map the same way again!

Email Margaret to sign up by Friday Nov 30:
ki.msenegen[at]gmail.com
or call (740) 590-9978