To ask for a map is to say tell me a story. Maps, like writing, are acts of exploration and presentation. In this creative mapping workshop, working from memory, we will choose a familiar neighborhood of St Petersburg and entertain the following questions to experience a different visualization of space and a different relationship to "the familiar". Then we will examine a number of unique maps to learn how to make a physical rendering of these new discoveries and tell our visual story.|
What are the purposes or elements of a map?
What does an alternative map or a counter map look like?
How do we give categories a radical new flexibility?
Migratory routes? Disaster? Rights and conflicts?
Can we map the invisible? What is invisible? Emotions? Hidden connections? Things done in your absence? Buried things? Speed of movement? Passage of time? Dream spaces?
What worlds are we creating in the discovery?
About the Instructor:
Sabrina Dalla Valle, MFA, is a writer of experimental texts. She is author of 7 Days and Night in the Desert (Tracing the Origin) selected by Mei Mei Berssenbrugge for Best First Book Award (2013, Kelsey Street Press) and Bee as Timbral Space : a post-geometric eclogue (2016, Logosophia Books). Her writing has been anthologized and archived in numerous venuesnotably Mindmade Books 2012 chapbook series; Alchemical Traditions (2013, Numen Books); University of Pennsylvanias The Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing (2014, PennSound); San Francisco State Universitys The Poetry Center Archives, 2014; UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2016. She is co-editor of Diaphany, a peer-reviewed journal and nocturne for the publication of written and visual work that explores phenomenological perception and authentic integral expression.
Saturday, October 28 (1:00-3:00pm)
LitSpace Literary Arts Institute at Morean Arts Center (View)
719 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|