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Chris Fleet

Map Curator, Collections and Research Department , National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh

Paper landscapes: Historic Maps of the Borders

PRESENTED ON NOV 18, 2017
IN GALASHIELS @ VOL 5

Map curator Chris Fleet, National Library of Scotland will take us through time and space with the wonderful collection of maps of the Scottish Borders in its collection.

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Borders Visualized

BY KERRY DOYLE
@ VOL 11 ON OCT 10, 2015

“The border is a very difficult place to describe. Anything I say about it, I'll also say the exact opposite about it.”

In Borders Visualized from PechaKucha Night El Paso’s 11th Volume, speaker Kerry Doyle presents the mission of the Rubin Center for Visual Arts at UTEP with a selection of work from exhibitions over the first 10 years.  Borders are meant to divide. As border tensions rise, artists –both performance and visual– have been creating works to represent the relationship between the bordering cities of El Paso and Ciudad Juarez. The Rubin Center now has a decade’s worth of stories to show and tell.

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Missing Maps

BY PETE MASTERS
@ VOL 26 ON NOV 26, 2015

Pete Masters left Médecins Sans Frontières‎ / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) four years ago to become a carpenter. In 2014, he was tempted back by the opportunity to manage a beautifully collaborative, crowdsourced mapping project called Missing Maps. If you need a map of the most vulnerable places in the world (or a new oak table, for that matter), he’s your man.

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The Inspirations and Processes of Laser-cut Jewellery Designing and Making

BY JESSIE GROWDEN
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 16, 2015

Jessie Growden takes us through her process for creating laser-cut jewellery from her first attempt.

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BORDERS and Beyond

BY STEINUNN THÓRARINSDÓTTIR
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 31, 2017

Sculpture artist Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir shares some images of the influence of Iceland on her life and work as well as images and thoughts about the exhibition BORDERS that will have a new home in Baton Rouge for the next year.   

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Hand-Drawn Plausible Fictitious Maps

BY DAVID NUTTALL
@ VOL 3 ON AUG 17, 2017

"I see maps in everything."

In "Hand-Drawn Plausible Fictitious Maps" from PechaKucha Night Huntsville Vol. 3David Nuttall shares his lifelong passion -- creating fictitious maps! Stemming from his childhood, drawing maps has led him to many creative projects including drawing them on people! What will David do next? 

 

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Mapping the Borders – Charting Change

BY INGE PANNEELS
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 18, 2017

Inge Panneels gives an overview of artists who ‘map the borders’. 

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River Ways and Land Uses

BY KATE FOSTER
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 18, 2017

Kate Foster talks about her map of the Riverways which presents the Borders dominated by its waterways rather than its towns.

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Th’ Fleety Wud

BY ALEC FINLAY
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 18, 2017

Artist Alec Finlay talks about Th' Fleety Wud/The Flooding Wood - a commission for the Scottish Borders Heritage Festival - a work of place-awareness and linguistic archaeology mapping the catchment of the Rivert Teviot, Hawick.

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Follow This Way

BY EMILY MACAULAY
@ VOL 31 ON AUG 15, 2018

Graphic designer turned "an unlikely hiker" Emily Macaulay makes maps. Beautiful and useful maps. Follow this way...