in the Public Realm
Mapping the Cityscape: Mapping Manhattan
July 19th, 2011

Center for Architecture, New York City

Presented by AIA NY Planning & Urban design committee), cultureNOW

This is the second evening in a series of discussions about digital mapping and its impact on our cityscape. Beginning with the Manahatta project which recreates the unbuilt island of 1609 and ending with the most recent user-generated maps of Google Earth, the panel will explore how the city can be and has been understood through the vehicle of mapping. Different lenses and tools highlight various ways that the city has been organized and perceived. The respondents, all cartographers presented their maps during the first symposium in May.

Phil Patton, Author and Journalist

Eric Sanderson, PhD - Senior Conservation Ecologist at the Wildlife Conservation Society & author of Manahatta
Carl Skelton - Founding Director of Brooklyn Experimental Media Center - Assistant Professor of Digital Media at NYU Betaville
Michael Kwartler - President of the Environmental Simulation Lab
Joel Grossman Senior Archaeological Project Manager (Ph.D.)- Mapping the Open Spaces

Steve Romalewski, Director, CUNY Mapping Service
John Tauranac, Cartogographer and Adjunct Professor of New York History and Architecture, NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies