Introduction to map reading and storytelling
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Using digitised maps from the British Library collection and other famous examples, this two-week course will explore the ways maps tell stories and how writing can help reveal the stories that maps leave out. The first session will provide an introduction to map reading as a form of storytelling, while looking at the history of city maps in Europe. The second session will use the Library’s collection of fire insurance maps and plans to explore how maps create very specific ways of understanding London – and what we can gain from writing beyond the map.
During the session you will be encouraged to partake in writing exercises to experiment with map-inspired storytelling.
This course takes place on Zoom and we will email you a joining link the day before each one.
This course will run across the following dates:
- Tuesday 5 July 2022, 17.30 – 19.00
- Tuesday 12 July 2022, 17.30 – 19.00
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