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Creative Cartography

Instructor(s): Edward Triplett

Students learn how maps and map-making has always existed in a contentious position between art & science, culture & nature. Course combines discussion of readings on critical cartography, data visualization, and Historical GIS (HGIS) w/ hands-on tutorials in ArcGIS, Adobe Illustrator, and analog drawing. Labs, final projects emphasize how the form of a map (and all its inherent presumptions of accuracy, reality, and precision) can be manipulated to make art that tells new stories about people, places, and things that run counter to dominant narratives. Prior experience w/ vector-based design software and/or GIS recommended, not required.

Course Code(s): ARTHIST 719S

Curriculum Code(s): Seminar

Day(s) & Times(s): We 10:05AM - 12:35PM

Location: Smith Warehouse Bay 11 A233