September 27: Cognitive Mapping, Dissonance + Resistance | Lab #3

Amsterdam, Stephen, homeless, 41, via Fasica

Lab: practicing cognitive mapping around campus




Lily Bui On, “The Art and Science of Polynesian Wayfinding,” PRX [radio]

Michel de Certeau, “Spatial Practices” In The Practice of Everyday Life (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1984): 100-134.

Fredric Jameson, Postmodernism, or The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism (New York: Verso, 1991): 49-54, 413-18.

Kevin Lynch, “The City Image and Its Elements” In The Image of the City (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1960): 46-90.

Linda Poon, “Maps Made ‘From the Mind,’ Not from GPS,” CityLab (November 10, 2015).

Kim Tingley, “The Secrets of the Wave Pilots,” New York Times Magazine (March 17, 2016).

Alberto Toscano & Jeff Kinkle, Cartographies of the Absolute (Washington, D.C.: Zero Books, 2015) [with companion website].

Denis Wood, Everything Sings: Maps for a Narrative Atlas (Los Angeles: Siglio, 2010).



Group 1: Three-Channel Audio Tour of 66 5th Ave Vertical Circulation


Group 2:  2 W 13th St & 66 5th Ave


Group 3: New School Buildings – Individual Map 1

Group 3: New School Buildings – Individual Map 2

Group 3: New School Buildings – Individual Map 3

Group 3: New School Buildings – Combined map of maps 1-3


Group 4: New School Buildings

Group 5: New School Buildings

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