Book Release Reception “Notes for a People’s Atlas”

Thursday, November 10 – 6:30pm

Notes for a People’s Atlas is a multi-city community mapping project that started in Chicago in 2005 and has since expanded to a number of cities ranging from Zagreb (Croatia) to Greencastle, Indiana (USA). The project was initiated by AREA-Chicago, a magazine about art, research, education and activism in Chicago. The book and a website ( document this project by presenting the maps collected in each city along with commentary by leading thinkers dealing with art, urban space, cartography and definitions of place.

Published by AREA Chicago

Featuring Mapping Projects from: Chicago, IL; Zagreb, Croatia; Syracuse, NY; Greencastle, IN; Portland, OR; Granada, Spain; Waterville, ME; Chisinau, Moldova; New York City, NY; Detroit, MI; Boston, MA; Pilsen; Chicago; Santiago, Chile; London, ON, Canada; Sherbrooke, QC, Canada; Ukraine (Uzhgorod, Donetsk, Kherson, Simferopol, Vinnytsia); Gary, IN; and Valparasio, Chile.

Featuring Contributions by Samuel Barnett, Euan Hague, Jayne Hileman, Daniel Tucker and Rebecca Zorach

The website will house the Notes for a People’s Atlas archives

Sponsored by DePaul University Department of Geography, DePaul University Department of Art, Media and Design and AREA-Chicago.