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Thursday, October 17 • 4:00pm - 5:20pm
Cartographic Narratives

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The Maps that are Saving the Earth
Presenter: Steven R Holloway, toMake Press
The meaning of a map is woven within its fabric; tree root, ki-o-te, kozo, bark, salty sea, cottonwood, brown bear, juniper berry. . . . like a song or a poem, the maps that will save the earth must be sung to be heard. At the moment they are festivals of joy, hope and delight. Listen and celebrate, because there is a crisis, a stain upon the fabric. Pass these maps around, let the folds wear, tear apart and shred. They are the new maps, the new hope. fACT NOW; there is time for only one map: the map that is saving the earth.

The "Best of" Boundary Disputes
Presenter: Marissa Wood, International Mapping
Join Marissa Wood, international boundary expert and project manager for Sovereign Limits, whose job title really should be "chief boundary nerd" for a talk on her favorite international land and maritime boundary disputes. Items discussed will include the big disputes – China-India-Pakistan – and small disputes, like Maracajú Reserve (Brazil-Paraguay), as well as enclaves, exclaves, and everything in between.

Rewriting Maps through Poetry
Presenter: Gregory Woolston, University of Washington - Seattle
This presentation considers how space is rewritten through poetry by examining two interactive maps, the Seattle Poetic Grid (https://www.seattlepoeticgrid.com) and Washington Poetic Routes (https://washingtonpoeticroutes.com) , made in collaboration with Seattle Civic Poet and Washington State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna. As the scholar Taiyon J. Coleman explains, "[a] poem becomes a map when it crosses boundaries of identity and experience, when it shows us how to move through and beyond the spaces that keep us from one another." In both projects, poems rewrite the maps of Seattle and Washington with new moments, connections, and energies that challenge spatial conceptions.

/r/MapPorn: Behind the Scenes
Presenter: Patrick McGranaghan, Harris Kocher Smith
A look behind the popular subreddit MapPorn. /r/MapPorn is the most popular mapping related place on Reddit with over half a million subscribers. Includes a discussion on some of the community events around the subreddit, notable events and popular trends. Stick around for a "Where in the World" trivia round. A map of a place will be displayed and attendees will be invited to find the location.


Steven R Holloway

toMake Press

Gregory Woolston

University of Washington - Seattle

Marissa Wood

International Mapping

Patrick McGranaghan

Harris Kocher Smith

Thursday October 17, 2019 4:00pm - 5:20pm PDT
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