Bring your class
Maps Everywhere is a collection of two-dimensional and digital maps chosen for their visual and illustrative story telling qualities. Each map in the show is a unique work of art. These maps celebrate memories, communities, historical places and personal journeys.
Bring your class: Maps can be an asset for any student: writers, educators, scientists, environmentalists, planners, journalists, technologists, activists, historians, illustrators, fine artists, graphic designers, and digital designers. To be able to create a meaningful map can enhance a student’s message.
How are maps important to education? Creating a map involves interdisciplinary skills. Maps involve story telling, design and planning, color, art, history, creative writing, data collection (digital and analog) and analysis, and, of course, geography. It’s a great way to organize information.
Every map invokes a point of view. What is excluded from a map can be just as important as what is included. Chosen streets, landmarks and naming conventions and visual style present a bias of the mapmaker.
Highlights include a digital journey through a refugee camp, an isometric view of a medieval French village, “written maps” of a housekeeper’s one room flat in Amsterdam and a map of popular graffiti spots in 1980s New York.
Your Jersey City, the big map! You and your class are invited to add to Your Jersey City, a one of a kind map of your city, painted on cork. Using the pins and prompts provided, the NJCU community will tell the story of this amazing city one pin at a time. Right now it is covered in pins and stories of visitors, and it’s waiting for more!
For more information and artist’s work see mapseverywhere.net/njcu Each artist has a page.
Follow the show on Instagram @mapseverywhere
Follow the Your Jersey City map at mapseverywhere.net/njcu/jcmap #myJerseyCityNJCU
NJCU Visual Arts Gallery, 100 Culver Avenue, Lower level
Mon – Fri 11am-5pm
Last day of show: November 26, 2019.
Two Shows about Maps and Mapping
Maps Everywhere is shown in conjunction with Mapping Life in the Lemmerman Gallery. https://www.njcu.edu/community/events/mapping-life
Other events. The galleries are open to the public during these events.
Walking tour and gallery visits, Saturday, November 16, 11am RSVP (http://mapseverywhere.net/tour)
Panel Discussion, Mapping as a Communicative Art, Wednesday, November 20, 5:30pm, RSVP (http://mapseverywhere.net/panel)