Donna David, Communication Design, presented a lecture titled “Telling Stories with Maps” to The Map Society of Wisconsin, in Milwaukee, last November. She discussed how the artists she met while on sabbatical use maps as a way to capture memories. She explained her inspiration and process used to create her own illustrative map “Detroit: Industrial Ruins, Temples of Commerce.” The original, hand-drawn map is now in the collection of the American Geographical Society Library, in the Golda Meir Library at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. You can read about her sabbatical and the Detroit map on her blog mapseverywhere.net.
For more information, contact David, (212) 217-5640.