Projects

WATER: AN ATLAS

Water: An Atlas is a crowd-sourced and crowd-funded guerrilla cartography and publishing project. This atlas continues the collaborative spirit and narrative range originally brought to life in our first volume, Food: An Atlas. Water, just like food, is required to sustain human life–and so it is a natural choice for our second published project. In this atlas you can explore how humans interface with water: controlling, politicizing, commodifying, and polluting it; how water is a harbringer of climate change and how water inspires our imagination and exploration. Like the food atlas project, Water: An Atlas garnered contributions from scores of cartographers, researchers, and designers from around the world. 


THE LIVING NEW DEAL PROJECT

The Living New Deal Project is an unprecedented effort to inventory and interpret the impact of New Deal public works projects around the United States. We invite informants to contribute information and photographs to help us map the vast matrix of public buildings, parks, and infrastructure we have come to take for granted. Through this archaeological dig into America’s lost history, we are revealing an indispensable but all-too-often invisible landscape of public service, economic development and civic beauty.

 

CALIFORNIA STUDIES ASSOCIATION

The California Studies Association (CSA) is an independent organization, dedicated to the exchange of ideas about California, the promotion of an integrated understanding of California as a region, and to creating a public discourse on the future of this richly textured state.