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Theatrum Orbis Terrarum: Exhibit Opening and Conversation with Marjolijn Dijkman & Michael Dear

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Abraham Ortelius’ Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, 1570 © Courtesy of the Artist
Theatrum Orbis Terrarum: Exhibit Opening and Conversation with Marjolijn Dijkman & Michael Dear

2155 Center Street
94720 Berkeley
CA

September 26th, 2010 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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EVENT TYPE:  
Artist talk
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artist talk, Exhibition opening, Marjolin Dijkman
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$7-$10

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Theatrum Orbis Terrarum: Exhibit Opening and Conversation with Marjolijn Dijkman & Michael Dear

3:00 - Museum Theater

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Marjolijn Dijkman’s exhibition title refers to the first modern atlas, the “Theater of the World,” published in 1570. For “Theatrum Orbis Terrarum”, an ongoing photographic project initiated in 2005, Dijkman has archived and organized over 9,000 images in order to rethink existing representations of the world. With limited tools of travel and measurement available, these early maps relied on equal parts fact and imagination; of course maps remain subjective, with the subtleties of inclusion and exclusion, and the choices of center and margin being not only practical, but also political and social.

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Conversation: Michael Dear and Marjolijn Dijkman
Exploring their overlapping interests in human geographies, emergent urbanisms, subjective mapping and expressive representations of place, urbanist Michael Dear and artist Marjolijn Dijkman will chart an improvisational conversational course through this mutually compelling terrain.

Michael Dear is professor of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley's College of Environmental Design. His current research in comparative urbanism includes consideration of the future of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.

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Gallery Admission:
Free for BAM/PFA members; UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff; children (12 & under)
$10 for adults (18-64)
$7 for non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled persons, and young adults (13-17)

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