This exhibition draws from the work of artists, scientists and scholars who first met while attending five-day experimental workshops in 2010 and 2012. Inspired by a photograph from 1918 depicting an all-female survey crew, Mapping Meaning workshops provide a forum for women to explore questions of mental, social, and environmental ecology while in a national park or forest.
Mapping Meaning brings together an interdisciplinary group from around the United States and Canada to push against traditional boundaries that come from specialized education. Similar to the workshops, this exhibition takes an experimental approach looking to generate avenues of participation.
Guest curator is Krista Caballero, Associate Director, Digital Cultures and Creativity, Honors College, University of Maryland and Mapping Meaning founder/creative director.