|October 8, 2010|
On Saturday Jeff Warren, the founder of grassrootsmapping.org led a balloon and kite aerial mapping workshop for the students of Street Life and Mapping the City. Grassroots Mapping has completed a range of participatory mapping projects involving communities in cartographic dispute. Over the last six months, they have built a global community of mappers who are engaged in civic issues with low-cost mapping tools like balloons, kites, and remote-control airplanes. On Friday our students learned how to hack a cheap camera, build a crash proof housing out of a soda bottle, and tape together with a giant tetrahedron made out of mylar survival blankets. On Saturday we hoisted camera rigs up with balloons in Union Square and captured multiple sets of images of our sunny afternoon in the park. Our final stitched images will be exhibited in the glass bridge of 66 W 12th St, 4th Floor at the end of this month.
This workshop was hosted by URBAN INCLUSIONS: Urban Design at Parsons School of Design and Urban Studies at Eugene Lang College.
Date: Oct 8 and 9, 2010
Location: 2W13th Corner Crit Space and Union Square Park
Coordinators: Victoria Marshall firstname.lastname@example.org and Liz Barry email@example.com