Presentation Title

The Power Of Mapping

Format of Presentation

Poster to be presented the Friday of the conference

Abstract

For hundreds of years, maps have been used to link people with place. Maps can guide us near and far, hold records for future generations and tell the stories of the places we hold dear. However, in an increasingly global world, many of the maps we use lack transparency and say little about our experience in place. The purpose of this visual exhibit is to use maps to depict our experience creating potluck dishes from ingredients sourced as close to Kamloops B.C. as possible. From field to table, copious amounts of information can get left behind in the dust. Collectively our maps will detail the process each student went through to acquire their ingredients, as well as outlining the journey the ingredients themselves made just to get here. Each map uses a unique combination of inks and paints fabricated from local flora—both domestic and native—found within our ecosystem. From the places we visited, to the people we met along the way, the maps tell our story of finding place through the intersection of food and botany.

Department

Biological Sciences

Faculty Advisor

Lyn Baldwin

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The Power Of Mapping

For hundreds of years, maps have been used to link people with place. Maps can guide us near and far, hold records for future generations and tell the stories of the places we hold dear. However, in an increasingly global world, many of the maps we use lack transparency and say little about our experience in place. The purpose of this visual exhibit is to use maps to depict our experience creating potluck dishes from ingredients sourced as close to Kamloops B.C. as possible. From field to table, copious amounts of information can get left behind in the dust. Collectively our maps will detail the process each student went through to acquire their ingredients, as well as outlining the journey the ingredients themselves made just to get here. Each map uses a unique combination of inks and paints fabricated from local flora—both domestic and native—found within our ecosystem. From the places we visited, to the people we met along the way, the maps tell our story of finding place through the intersection of food and botany.