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TOPIC: Panel Discussion: What Community Mapping Can Tell Us About Industrial Lands

On Tuesday, April 5th Michael Heimbinder, Founder & Executive Director of HabitatMap, will moderate a panel discussion on community mapping at the National Brownfields Conference in Philadelphia. If you plan on attending the National Brownfields Conference next week don't miss this conversation. The conference is free and registration can be done on site. []

**When & Where:**
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
Room 115 A/B
Tuesday, April 5th from 11:15 am - 12:30 pm

**Panel Topic:**
Brownfield Pastries: What Community Mapping Can Tell Us About Industrial Lands
The French sociologist Henri LeFebvre wrote that urban space has a structure like that of a "flaky pastry", wherein social spaces interpenetrate and superimpose themselves upon one another. In The Production of Space he asks "How many maps . . . might be needed to deal exhaustively with a given space, to code and decode all its meanings?". Community mapping embraces the flaky pastry metaphor by representing spaces not as singularly defined locations but as places that are multiply (re)constructed through the activities and personal narratives of the people who live in an area. During this panel, practitioners will discuss how community mapping projects can inform the brownfield redevelopment process by providing rich contextual information about particular sites and their relationship to the evolving sociality of the neighborhood.

Valeria Mogilevich is Program Director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP). She has been producing educational projects with CUP since 2006 and currently runs CUP's youth education programs. CUP is a nonprofit organization that uses the power of art and design to improve the quality of public participation in shaping the city. []

Douglas Paulson is an artist who explores the ways people construct cultural moments and spaces. He is the New York wing of the international collective Parfyme, initiator of an open collaborative group called Action Club, and frequently collaborates with students and The Center for Urban Pedagogy. He is also a core member of the non-profit arts organization, Flux Factory, where he runs a residency program. []

Brooke Singer is a fellow at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, co-founder of the art, technology and activist group, Preemptive Media, and Associate Professor of New Media at Purchase College, State University of New York. Working across media and disciplines, Brooke creates platforms for local knowledge to connect, inform and conflict with official data descriptions. []
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