Talk by Molly Roy | “But don't we know where everything is?”: How to Map the Rest of It

Thursday, May 24, 2018

9:00 am

The David Rumsey Map Center Map

Sponsored by:
David Rumsey Map Center

On May 24, 2018, The David Rumsey Map Center will host a talk with Molly Roy titled “But don’t we know where everything is?”: How to Map the Rest of It.

Doors open: 8.45 am
Talk by Molly Roy: 9.00 am


When Molly Roy introduces herself as a cartographer, she is often met with the question “But haven’t we already mapped everything?” or “Don’t we already know where everything is?” In a world where we are constantly surrounded by maps, telling us where to go, what to buy and what to call the places in which we live, Roy (founder of M. Roy Cartography, 2011) seeks to unearth those spatial stories that have gone untold, that are lesser known, that have been buried by the powers that be, and that are more imaginative and creative in nature. She will demonstrate how a person can be a cartographer in a modern age of web mapping and will be presenting her recent works, as head cartographer of Rebecca Solnit’s Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas, as co-founder of Guerrilla Cartography and editor of its recently published Water: An Atlas, and as a collaborator and map maker on many social, historical, and environmental grassroots mapping projects. Explore the past works of M. Roy Cartography at mroycartography.com.

The talk is free but requires advance registration.

When:
Thursday, May 24, 2018
9:00 am – 10:20 am
Where:
The David Rumsey Map Center Map
Admission:

The talk is free and open to the public, but requires advance registration. Please register here.

Tags:

Arts Education Lecture / Reading International Visual Humanities Science 

Audience:
General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends, Members
Contact:
650-498-8698, rumseymapcenter@stanford.edu
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