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Pedagogical Factory: Making a Peoples Atlas and Making a Pedagogical Sketchbook
August 11, 2007 @ 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
How We Peoples Make a People’s Atlas of Chicago w/ Daniel Tucker/Dave Pabellon aka The Speculators
Calling all mapmakers, radical historians, informal researchers and citizens with good memory! How can we use maps to remember? What do we want to remember? Notes for a People’s Atlas presents maps of the blank outline of the political border of the city. For this event we will get together and look at a map archive that was created on a recent trip to Zagreb, Croatia by AREA Chicago editors Daniel Tucker and Dave Pabellon. The other map archive is AREA’s ongoing collection of Chicago maps by local artists, educators, students and activists. Please come and add your map to the archive! Because maps are never finished and only tell part of a story. Because they are visual tools for sharing with others. Because they can be produced by many people and combined together to tell stories about complex relationships. Because power exists in space, struggle exists in space, and we exist in space. Because we cannot we know where we are going if we don’t know where we are from.
How We Make a Pedagogical Sketchbook w/ Stockyard Institute
The Pedagogical Sketchbook began as an obsessive compilation of ideas and lessons, that stood in stark contrast to the typical offerings most adolescents were exposed to in their school art space. The project which now includes an audio curriculum is growing as artists, thinkers, map makers, socialites, ex students, construction workers, priests, addicts and ideologues to name only few have joined in making contributions to what will be presented as a new high school art textbook. The project will be published on demand and developed as an online resource. One copy of the project will be sent to every high school art department in Illinois.
Jim Duignan is an artist, educator and activist and drives the collaborative artist project Stockyard Institute. Duignan directs Visual Arts Education at DePaul University in Chicago and works as an advisor to AREA Chicago: Art, Research, Education & Activism.