September 17, 2014

Collaborative Mapping at Root City Market

Collaborative Mapping at Root City Market

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!

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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! IMG_1557 IMG_1563 IMG_1575

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.
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Jess took some pictures of me with the map. Always natural.

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I have some exciting new projects in the works with this map! Stay tuned.



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2 thoughts on “Collaborative Mapping at Root City Market

  1. Muriel says:

    I loved this map! Such an awesome idea. Also, love that fried chicken memory. Fried chicken is always the best.

  2. Terry Kearns says:

    Thanks nice meeting y’all and the map.

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