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Notes for a People’s Atlas: People Making Maps of Their Cities

Notes for a People’s Atlas is a multi-city community mapping project that started in Chicago in 2005 and has since expanded to a number of cities ranging from Zagreb (Croatia) to Greencastle, Indiana (USA). The project was initiated by AREA Chicago, a magazine about art, research, education and activism in Chicago. The book and this website document this project by presenting the maps collected in each city along with commentary by leading thinkers dealing with art, urban space, cartography and definitions of place. Contact us at mapsarchive@gmail.com. Published by AREA Chicago

Featuring Mapping Projects From:

Chicago, IL; Zagreb, Croatia; Syracuse, NY; Cortland, NY; Greencastle, IN; Portland, OR; Granada, Spain; Waterville, ME; Chisinau, Moldova; New York City, NY; Detroit, MI; Boston, MA; Pilsen; Chicago; Santiago, Chile; London, ON, Canada; Sherbrooke, QC, Canada; Ukraine (Uzhgorod, Donetsk, Kherson, Simferopol, Vinnytsia); Gary, IN; and Valparasio, Chile.

Featuring Contributions by:

Samuel Barnett, Euan Hague, Jayne Hileman, Daniel Tucker and Rebecca Zorach

A multi-year collaboration involving:

Abigail Satinsky, A & D Gallery, Albuquerque Museum, Alec Neal,  Alexis Bhagat,  An Atlas of Radical Cartography, Antonio Collados,  Andrew Mount, Dowd Fine Arts Gallery/SUNY Cortland, Around the Coyote,  Ashley Weger,  Astria Suparak,  Backstory Cafe,  BLOC/Tutorías de Arte,  BLOC/Tutorías de Arte, BLOK, Booksa, CEC Artslink, Centro José Guerrero, Charlie Michaels,  Colby College Museum of Art, Dakota Brown, Darcy Lydum, David Clayton, David Morgan, Design Studio for Social Intervention,  Dreihaus Foundation,  Foreman Art Gallery at Bishop’s University, Frances Wu Giarratano,  Frank Edwards,  Garage Gang Kollektiv,  Graham Foundation,  Groundswell Collective,  Haley Rose Martin,  Hana Dvornik,  Independent Curators International,  James Gallery at The CUNY Graduate Center, Jason Reblando,  Javier Rodrigo,  Katherine Ball,  Kaytie Johnson, Kelly Burdick,  ksa:k, Lauren Cumbia,  Lize Mogel, Marc Moscato,  Megan Kowakski,  Melville House Publishing,  Mess Hall, Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, Monica Barra,  Museum London, Natalia Mount, Natasa Bodrozic,  Nato Thompson,  Nicole Rademacher,  Pitchfork Music Festival,  Polvo Gallery, Rebecca Upton,  Richard E. Peeler Art Center, Rochester Art Center, Roman Petruniak,  Ryan Griffis,  SEA Change Gallery, Sonja Soldo, Southwest Youth Collaborative,  Stephen Schudlich,  Stockyard Institute, Synesthetic Plan of Chicago, Team Colors Collective,  The Map Room,  Urban Festival,  Vadim Tiganas,  VE-global,  Veronica Schubow, Vladimir Us, Work * Detroit Gallery, Yollocalli Arts Reach, and more.

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