Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mind the Map

Mind the Map: Inspiring art, design and cartography opens this Friday, May 18th at the London Transport Museum.

The displays will explore geographical, diagrammatic and decorative transport maps, as well as the influence of the iconic London Tube map on cartography, art and the public imagination. The Underground, London Transport, and its successor Transport for London, have produced outstanding maps for over 100 years. These have not only shaped the city, they have inspired the world.

Looking in particular at the relationship between identity and place, Mind the Map will explore the impact maps have had on our understanding of London and how they influence the way we navigate and engage with our surroundings. Mind the Map will be accompanied by an extensive public events programme and a book to be published by Lund Humphries - London Underground Maps: Inspiring Art, Design and Cartography.
The exhibition opens with a Friday night reception and runs until October 28th. Come for the Olympics, stay for the maps! So far there is no online page for the exhibit so images are hard to come by but here is one from the Museum's site.

Also, Jeremy Wood of GPS Drawing will be presenting London Overland, a narrative of traveling in London based on over 100 hours of collecting GPS tracks. Click the image for details.

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