Maptime AMS #8
If you are interested in mapmaking, join us for a hands-on hack night where we will create maps together. Maptime is hands-on, so don't forget to bring your laptop! All skill levels are welcome.
This Maptime will be about literary maps and will be hosted by Niene Boeijen.
Last month, Leesbaar Amsterdam presented the first literary map of Amsterdam! Therefore Maptime #8 will start with a presentation of Yolanda Huntelaar, graphic designer and co-creator of the map Leesbaar Amsterdam. Leesbaar Amsterdam is a map of Amsterdam, build up from 500 literary quotes, put in the right geographic location. Which gives a stunning and beautiful visual image. Yolanda will tell us about the map, the idea and how she created it! See www.leesbaaramsterdam.nl for the map!
After this, Marleen Smit a Amsterdam based map historian and author of the blog www.mapsandthecity.com will tell about her blog and activities. She will also show us several examples of literary maps and the history.
Hopefully this will inspire us to make our own literary maps! Because after the presentations we will try to create our own literary map. So bring your favourite poem, or book, that you would like to map. Take your laptop and colour pencils. We will provide some inspirations and give some tips about possible software and tricks to use. (no fancy tutorial this time) Or draw the map by hand! Paper and some markers will be provided. But feel free to bring your own drawing/painting kit!
About Maptime AMS
Maptime Amsterdam is a monthly map hack night hosted by Waag. We meet once a month on a Wednesday at 18.30 to work on maps, learn about geospatial data, and teach each other the latest cartographic tools.
Maptime is, rather literally, time for mapmaking. Our mission is to open the doors of cartographic possibility to anyone interested by creating a time and space for collaborative learning, exploration, and map creation using mapping tools and technologies.
This open learning environment for all levels and degrees of knowledge offers intentional support for the beginner. Maptime is simultaneously flexible and structured: creating space for workshops, ongoing projects with a shared goal, and independent/collaborative work time.
Inspiration for Maptime comes from both hack nights and knitting circles. Both are models of spaces for people to create and learn together. Our goal is to provide this space with an open heart and without pretension. You can bring your own projects to work on, just hang out and socialize, or ask questions. Some people are experts, and some people are just getting started, but all of us are learning. So, why not do it together?
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For more information about Maptime visit: maptime.io