Session 7: The Pitch

For session 7, we will break into groups and meet with the site editors. To successfully prepare for this meeting, students are required to complete the following tasks by next week: Individual Conduct a site visit and spend 1 hour recording observations. If you'd like, you also can use this…

Leah Meisterlin, Interview.

Leah: A huge distinction to realize is that rikers is not a prison, so the majority of them have not been disenfranchised, some are there for a few weeks, even those who are sentenced at rikers those by and larger are sentences are under a year, or else they would…

James Corner, The Agency of Mapping

James Corner presents an interesting predicament when it comes to mapping's ability to navigate space, time and relationships. When he first discusses Borges' and Boudrillard's paradoxes of mapping's accuracy as attempting to be so accurate that they come either directly mimic, or attempt to map so accurately that they come…

Stories Behind Cartography Techniques

Denis Cosgrove, in his book , presents two techniques of evaluating or reading maps: its final form and the mapping processes used. From both, we can extract useful information to critically read maps. In regards to mapping processes, he talks about the evolution of techniques and instruments in addition to sight…

New York Penn Station -- Interviews

By Sadie Dempsey, Timothy Clark, Yicheng Xu Amtrak We identified Amtrak as an integral source of general information given their ownership New York Penn Station and placed an interview request for CEO Richard Anderson with their office of media relations. The organization, through spokesman Jason Abrams, replied that Mr. Anderson…

Session6 : Reading Response

In response to the reading, Mapping is a fantastic instrument to uncover, reveal, either portray the uncovering world those we have never imagined before. Just like Corner described in The Agency of Mapping: Critique and intervention, the function of mapping is less to mirror reality than to engender the re-shaping…

COSGROVE + CORNER // Reading Responses

I really enjoyed the ways in which Cosgrove was able to categroize the methods of mapping one may unknowingly do all at once. With each layer of information added, however, we as designers, statisticians and journalists should be aware of the subjectivity each layer of information applied may have. Creating…

Session6: Reading Response

As the James Corner said" the function of mapping is less to mirror reality than to engender the re-shaping of the worlds in which people live", compare to tons of the information and data we get from various sources, how to filter the information and present the core…

Garbage & Marine Transfer Station: Interviews

Kurt & Luiza Interview with Justin Wood 2/21/18 Justin Wood is the Director of Organizing and Strategic Research for the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI). He is also a Taconic Fellow in NYLPI’s Environmental Justice program, and has been a leader of the Transform…

Wk 6. Reading Response

In thinking about the issues of mapping for the Waste Management System in New York I was particularly interested in “The Agency of Mapping” by James Corner. I thought it interesting for all of the reasons that we know mapping to be an act of power etc. but also because…