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Mapmaking Workshop with Elka Gotfryd At Opus 40

May 9 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm


A map is essentially a story, told by the mapmaker(s) through visual representation. Every map is based on relativity, whether between locations when we’re on a road trip or connecting points in time when we embark on a process. The mapmaker takes on the important role of determining which information to capture; collecting and compiling the information; and effectively communicating the information.

In this workshop, we will take on the responsibility of mapmaker and visual storyteller. Participants will learn to:

Read a map
Identify what a map successfully represents and omits, and how choices in visual representation — including symbology, colors, and fonts — relay stories and biases
Understand how visual representation through maps can enhance or limit our experience of our environment
Gain a heightened awareness of their surroundings, by looking beyond the more common stories captured by map
Develop empathy and openness for others’ perspectives and experiences, by engaging in a collaborative creative process


May 9
11:00 am - 3:00 pm


Opus 40, Inc.


Opus 40
50 Fite Road
Saugerties, NY 12477 United States
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