Mapping the Infinite City: Nonstop Metropolis
Fall 2016 City Design and Development Forum
WHEN December 13, 2016; 12:30 – 2pm
WHERE 9-255, City Arena, MIT
Lunch will be served
Nonstop Metropolis, the culminating volume in a trilogy of atlases edited by writer Rebecca Solnit, brings together the insights of a range of experts—cartographers, linguists, music historians, ethnographers, artists, urbanists, photographers, and journalists—to explore the infinite layers that compose New York City. Join atlas co-editor Joshua Jelly-Schapiro and editor-at-large Garnette Cadogan for a discussion of counter-cartographies; mapping, walking, and writing as protest and inquiry; and cities as cosmopolitan places of coexistence, tolerance, resistance, and joy. Jonathan Tarleton, master’s student in DUSP and chief researcher on the atlas, will moderate. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Joshua Jelly-Schapiro’s work has appeared in The New York Review of Books, New York, Harper's, and the Believer, among many other publications. He is the author of Island People: The Caribbean and the World and the co-editor, with Rebecca Solnit, of Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas. He earned his PhD in geography at UC-Berkeley and is currently a visiting scholar at the Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU.
Garnette Cadogan is an essayist and journalist whose current research explores the promise and perils of urban life, the vitality and inequality of cities, and the challenges of pluralism. He is currently visiting fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia and a visiting scholar at the Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU. He is the editor-at-large of Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas, co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of the Harlem Renaissance (with Shirley E. Thompson, forthcoming), and is currently at work on a book on walking.