Mapping project connects people, places and things

My Google Alerts dropped interesting news about the following event in my inbox today. Mayne Island's Tina Farmilo will lead a community mapping project next month at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Vancouver, similar in concept to the Salish Sea project that Tina helped to organize here.

From the Vancouver Courier:

Mapping project connects people, places and things
Sandra Thomas, Vancouver CourierPublished: Friday, March 12, 2010

Mayne Island artist and community activist Tina Farmilo says creating maps of local communities helps link people to place and makes residents more protective of their neighbourhoods.

"It also helps them discover the importance of the history of local areas and appreciate both the built and natural environment," said Farmilo, who'll lead a community mapping project next month at the Roundhouse Community Centre.

The mapping workshop is the final of four events beginning tomorrow, as part of a series called The Water Beneath Our Feet: Mapping the Spirit of False Creek Watershed, organized by the False Creek Watershed Society with the help of the Roundhouse Community Centre and Emily Carr University of Art.


Read more: Vancouver Courier

The Water Beneath Our Feet

Update March 15th: I've been informed by Tina that some of the information in the Courier article is incorrect:

A. the False Creek project is being organised by Celia Brauer. Tina is facilitating the community workshops.

B. Tina was one of 16 community based coordinators for the Islands In the Salish Sea Community Mapping project [2000]. The project was directed by Judi Stevenson and Sheila Harrison, of Salt Spring Island.

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