For the love of place: A story of maps

Molly Brown is a geographer and artist who travels all over New England to teach people about maps. Her watercolor mapping workshop aims to reconnect people with the places they hold closest.  

In this podcast, I try to tell the story of cartography and how mapping has evolved throughout human history. The story of maps is deeply intertwined with some basic human beliefs. Maps used to be a bridge between the people who made them and the places they represent.

We now live in a world where our society is saturated by maps, and in this modern world we have lost that emotional connection to maps and the places they represent. Please take a listen:

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