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*FULL* Boston’s Narrative: Revealing a City Through Maps

March 1, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Price: Free and open to the public.
Where: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston

*FULL* Boston’s Narrative: Revealing a City Through Maps

Boston’s story is often told in part through its history of mapping. City maps reveal how the land is shaped and what values were important to the cartographers and citizens who commissioned them. Ubiquitous visual tools today, maps also talk about property, insurance, neighborhoods, history, religion, politics, and even the future. Join us on Tuesday, March 1, to learn more about some provocative past depictions of Boston using the visual language of maps.

This is a program of the BSA Foundation.

Space is limited. To register, email rsvp@architects.org with “Boston’s Narrative 3/1” in the subject line.

Moderator
Alex Krieger, professor in practice of urban design, Harvard GSD

Panel/Speakers
Nancy S. Seasholes, historian
Carlo Ratti, director, MIT SENSEable City Laboratory
Ronald Grim, curator, Boston Public Library Leventhal Map Collection

Co-sponsors
CultureNOW
BSA Foundation
BSA Urban Design Committee

Image: Courtesy of Harvard Library Map Collection.