Mapping Migrations Presentation with Amanda Aman
Hosted by WiA
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
325 N St Paul Street
Dallas, TX 75201
Brought to you by: Women In Architecture
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Amanda is an architect in Dallas as well as an adjunct assistant professor at the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Arlington where she teaches architecture studios at all levels. Her passion for natural systems and contextual mapping as critical components of design comprises the foundation for her studio curricula.
Physical geographies (buildings, street grids, etc.) tend to serve as the framework for the reading of identity within place. Identity, however, is driven by an array of agents that traditional cartography often neglects. Amanda uses her mapping projects and collaborations seek to shift the trajectory away from traditional site analysis toward one that prioritizes what she calls ephemeral geographies – the collection of agents, systems, ecologies, economies, and histories that are perpetually in flux.
Join WIA on May 23 for a mapping workshop with Amanda Aman. She will demonstrate her design process on mapping ephemeral geographies that she uses with her students. Attendees will come away with a shift in perspective on how to create a graphical project that tells the story of a place. Worldviews are often shaped by these processes and these projects argue that they should be made visible for the sake of representing place and identity more accurately.
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