Coffee & Viz - DIY Cartography: Mapping as a Research Tool



August 26, 2016
9:30am - 10:30am


Teaching and Visualization Lab at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library

Tania Allen and Sara Queen, assistant professors in the College of Design, will discuss the cross-disciplinary graduate level research and mapping seminar they developed: DIY (Do It Yourself) Cartography . In this course, students used techniques of mapping as a comparative analytic tool to uncover hidden meanings between data and reality. The course curated diverse historical perspectives through the lenses of natural history, the social city, the physical city, economics, politics, arts and culture. Allen and Queen will show student work from the class, explain the research and data collection methods used, and discuss how the mapping and visualization process was used as a technique to raise fundamental questions about the trajectory of urban development in Raleigh.

Contact Information

Walt Gurley
(919) 515-8822

Admission Information

Free and open to the public.

Other Information

Coffee & Viz is a program of the NCSU Libraries. Coffee and light refreshments will be available in an adjacent space begining at 9:15 a.m.; program begins at 9:30 a.m.