Join the NWT Recreation and Parks Association (NWTRPA) and the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC) in the Museum Auditorium on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at 7.00pm for an evening all about maps and mapping!
Maps are more than tools for navigation. They are rich historical and cultural objects that tell us something about how we see the world. We will have 8 snappy presentations that explore maps and mapping from different perspectives, including how to make a map; the politics of mapping; maps and cultural landscapes; sound mapping; and maps in literature.
The PechaKucha evening will also feature a mini-exhibit of maps and mapping paraphernalia from the Museum’s collection, including objects from the Dene Mapping Project and the Gwich’in Place Names Project.
What is a PechaKucha Night? It is a fun, laid-back gathering where people present and talk about a common topic using a digital slideshow presentation. 20 slides are displayed for 20 seconds each, resulting in a concise, fast-paced presentation with an emphasis on storytelling.
Questions can be directed to Jess Dunkin, On the Land Programs Consultant at the NWTRPA (867.669.8376 | firstname.lastname@example.org). More information about PechaKucha nights can be found at www.pechakucha.org.