Mapping Zócalo: Daniel Rotsztain

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Sunday, May 20 2018
Workshop Length: 10:00am – 2pm (4 hours)
Children 12+ are welcome to attend

How can you use a map to get lost? If we explore places differently, we might see things we’ve never noticed before. After discussing Psychogeography and cartography as a powerful tool for storytelling, this workshop will invite participants to create thematic maps of Zócalo, based on their own interests or whims. At the end of the workshop, we will share our maps and experiences, compiling a new atlas of Zócalo that will provoke different ways to think about the places we inhabit together.

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Daniel Rotsztain is the Urban Geographer, an artist, writer and cartographer whose work examines our relationship to the places we inhabit. His recent work has sought to inject meaning in supposed “non places”, including leading Jane’s Walks through strip malls, and inviting people to share their collective memories of highway 401 on a giant illustrated map. He has lead several community mapping workshops with Toronto Public Library, the City of Mississauga and the Koffler Gallery, and was worked with Lindsey Lickers as the map-animator for Art Starts’ Cartography 17, a giant, collaboratively made decolonized map of Toronto. The author of All the Libraries Toronto, a colouring book featuring every branch of Toronto Public Library, and A Colourful History Toronto, featuring Toronto’s historic sites. Daniel’s work has also been featured in Spacing Magazinethe Globe and Mail and Now Magazine. TheUrbanGeographer.ca