Art of the Map: Connecting us to our World

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<ol><li> 1. THE ART OF MAPPINGConnecting Us to our World </li><li> 2. Hello. </li><li> 3. Kerry Smith: How to be anExplorer </li><li> 4. Maps are sense-making machines They are the graphic representation of placesand experiences real, imagined, or ignored.Maps tell visual stories revealing patterns andmeanings. There is beauty in the order ofinformation. </li><li> 5. Artist self: </li><li> 6. ThicklessMaking Room at 224 Wallace, Toronto </li><li> 7. Map of Venice-Colour MemoryMap of Venice Italy using colors from memory of places and </li><li> 8. Map from MemorySycamore, DeleonWhite Gallery Toronto </li><li> 9. InstallationsSimone Interiors, Toronto Gladstone Hotel, Toronto </li><li> 10. Floorworks/Relative Space, TorontoInstallations </li><li> 11. Educator self: </li><li> 12. Artist Educator Workshops Withrow Jr. Public School, Toronto, Canada Karen Kain School of theArts, Toronto, Canada Whitechapel Gallery, London UK Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC andPS102Q, PS 157, PS 243 Wave Hill, Bronx, NY DIA Chelsea, NYC and School of the PhysicalCity United Nations School NYC </li><li> 13. Janet Cohen/DIA ChelseaSchool for the Physical City, NYC, grades 9-12 </li><li> 14. Mapping the BronxPS157/Grade 5/ Bronx, NY, Whitney Museum </li><li> 15. Mapping WithrowMapping Project, WithrowSchool, Grade 5 </li><li> 16. Mapping Withrow 3-DMapping Project, Withrow School Grade 5 </li><li> 17. Mapping EtobicokeKaren Kain School of the Arts/Art on theMove/Autoshare/Toronto </li><li> 18. Why Mapping?Deleuze and GuattariIn 1987, French philosophers Gilles Deleuze andFelix Guattari:The map is open and connectable in all of itsdimensions; it isdetachable, reversible, susceptible to constantmodification. It can be torn, reversed, adapted toany kind of mounting, reworked by anindividual, group, or social formation. It can bedrawn on a wall, conceived of as a work ofart, constructed as a political action or as ameditation </li><li> 19. Goals of project: Gain an understanding of maps and mappingconventions Learn about the different kinds of maps thatwe use and the kinds of information theycommunicate Learn about what mapping teaches us aboutour community, environment, and ourselves Learn about how artists use maps in theirwork or, as inspiration for their work Create a descriptive map that is also a workof art, visually compelling, interesting </li><li> 20. Some ideas for maps:People Mapping: Create a color-coded map of the position of other people inrelation to you on your route.Paint chip map: Create a map using paint chips to represent the colors on yourmapFound Paint Map: Create a map using as many things as you can to makepigment adding water if necessary such as crushed berries, flowers, dirt, spices.Mark the location where you found each item on your map.-Invisible City: Create a map of your day that is fantasy or altered from reality insome or all ways.3-D Map: Create a 3-D Map of your walk using recycled materialsTraditional Map: make a map of your day measuring distances, building akey, highlighting and naming streetsFavorite place map: Make a map of your favorite places in the neighborhood.Micromap- Create a very small map of the smallest things on your way to schoolFreestyle Map: Make up your own method for creating a map. Includemethodology and key to map with or on your map.Word map or concrete poem: Make a map using words to represent places oryour feelings about those places. </li><li> 21. Pre-Visit Worksheet </li><li> 22. When did you last use a map? What did you use it for? What do maps tell us? Maps-Art or Science?Conversation Starters </li><li> 23. Warm ups Map inspired Name Tag (5-10 minutes) Word Map (5-10 minutes)Close your eyes and think of the word "map".Write down all of the words that come to mind. </li><li> 24. Can maps be art? Why do we make maps? What kind of information can theycommunicate? How do they communicate information? What tools do cartographers use? </li><li> 25. What are maps? </li><li> 26. Map, Origins of People in Ontarioand Western Quebec </li><li> 27. Legend of Ethic Map of Ontario andWestern Quebec </li><li> 28. How Toronto gets around: </li><li> 29. Google Earth </li><li> 30. Geotagged Commuters inChicago </li><li> 31. John Fulford, The Walk to SouthSchool 1968-71 </li><li> 32. Visualization of Inuit Geneology </li><li> 33. We are the original owners of this country. Our land was stolen from us by the Euro-American invaders . . . I cant say strongly enough that my maps are about stolenlands, our very heritage, our cultures, our worldview, our being . . . Every map is apolitical map and tells a story---that we are alive everywhere across this nation . . .Smith, Postmodern Messenger, Exhibition Catalogue, 2004 </li><li> 34. Places I have not been (NorthAmerica) by Evan Drolet Cook </li><li> 35. Map of My Day, Sarah Fanelli </li><li> 36. Al-Idrisi </li><li> 37. Cut maps by Chris Kenny </li><li> 38. L.A.S.F.#1, 2003 by Ed Ruscha </li><li> 39. Kate McLean: Sensory Maps </li><li> 40. xxxv places the birds gather in thesecond week of february </li><li> 41. Map quilt unidentified artistpossibly Virginia 1880s </li><li> 42. Alighiero e Boetti Mappa </li><li> 43. Tactile Maps by Emily Fischer </li><li> 44. Imaginary CitiesCodes - Imaginary maps of nonexistent cities by federico cortese </li><li> 45. Mapping with words </li><li> 46. Lego Prints to build a city </li><li> 47. 3D Paper Ideas </li><li> 48. Fill in the Maps </li><li> 49. Epic Maps </li><li> 50. Nature Scavenger Hunt andMapping </li><li> 51. PLAY THE WALKIf cities are made up of paths, blocks, trees and tunnels, then buildings are itsflesh and their materiality form the millions of square feet of its skin. Our skin isthe largest of our organs, bearing the responsibility of holding our bodytogether as well as letting things in and out. So do buildings envelops, so goahead and feel your city. </li><li> 52. PLAY THE WALK: PLAYADAYWhen walking down the street stretch yourarm, open the palm of your hand andextend the tip of you fingers and feel theboundaries of your city: thewalls, fences, glass barriers and hedges. </li><li> 53. PLAY THE WALK: PLAYADAY </li><li> 54. Resources </li><li> 55. web: www.lunule.cometsy: @lunuletumblr: lunuleblog.tumblr.comjoinartclub.tumblr.comtapeartmovement.tumblr.comblog : lunule.blogspot.comemail : susan@lunule.comlinkedin: in touch.</li></ol>