A Word about a Few of the Highlight Speakers this Weekend Past

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Maps of the Imagination – An exploration of how maps, metaphorical and real, guide the work of writers. Peter Turchi is the author of two works of fiction and Maps of the Imagination: The Writer as Cartographer. “Brilliant and pleasurable, Turchi’s musing on our innate need to know where we are, where we might go, and why alters our perceptions of not only maps and fiction but also the nature of the mind’s terra incognita.” (Donna Seaman, Booklist)

Biophilic Mapping and Emotional Health
Nikos Salingaros, a physicist, artist, and author, discusses how architecture based on forms found in nature enhances the emotionl health of a building’s inhabitants.

Uncharted Territory: Subjective Mapping by Artists – Maps have been a compelling theme for contemporary artists throughout the twentieth century. The ever evolving systems used to record distances and terrain, our increasing understanding of space, both near and distant, have offered visual and conceptual inspiration and springboards for provocative contemporary work. Julie Saul, director of the Julie Saul Gallery in New York City, gives us a curator’s insight into how maps have inspired artistic expression.

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