Last Saturday I got a chance to show my collaborative map at Root City Market, an awesome pop up market every few months in Atlanta (their website is here). Ryan and I showed up at 8:30 AM to get it all set up in the flurry of vendors moving tables and crates and furniture in, and since the map is basically a large puzzle it was quite a challenge to stay out of the way.
We also had trouble attaching it to the wall and ended up holding it together with only some duct tape and sewing pins. I was so nervous all day that it might come crashing to the ground, but it stayed up for five hours!
After MacGyvering the crap out of the map to stay up, I was anxious and a little sweaty from the lack of AC in the gallery. We had a volunteer helping out with the map, but after she left Ryan took over talking to people and was such a natural—in the hustle and bustle of the market, there was a crowd on the map and he was great at talking to people.
I hovered around and replaced tags and handed out pins as needed. We make such a great team!
As with last time, I had so much fun reading the tags people left.
It’ll be time for a refresher soon—people were a little rougher with the map since it wasn’t at a typical art show, but I’m pleased at how well it held up.
Jess took some pictures of me with the map. Always natural.
I have some exciting new projects in the works with this map! Stay tuned.
2 thoughts on “Collaborative Mapping at Root City Market”
I loved this map! Such an awesome idea. Also, love that fried chicken memory. Fried chicken is always the best.
Thanks nice meeting y’all and the map.