IRC Digital Image Lab Series: Mapping

Event Date: 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 3:45pm to 4:30pm

Event Date Details: 

Reception to follow to celebrate the launch of the DIL and COBRAL learning spaces

Event Location: 

  • Image Resource Center
  • Digital Image Lab (Arts 1245)

Event Price: 

Free admission

Event Contact: 

For more information, contact Jackie Spafford,

"Mapping Ephemerality," Swati Chattopadhyay (History of Art & Architecture, UCSB)

Mapping Ephemerality

Swati Chattopadhyay (History of Art & Architecture)

Please join the History of Art & Architecture's Image Resource Center for the second talk in their inaugural Digital Image Lab (DIL) series, Mapping. These workshops and roundtables will look at data visualization, map creation, digital recreation, as well as provide an introduction to mapping tools and resources.

The second speaker in our series is Professor Swati Chattopadhyay from the History of Art & Architecture Department. She is the PI of a collaborative project that addresses the challenges of documenting temporary structures. The Mapping Ephemerality project brings together architectural analysis, ethnography, urban history, and GIS mapping tools to chronicle the temporary pavilions, or pandals, that are built in Kolkata, India, for the Hindu religious festival of Durgapuja each year. Prof. Chattopadhyay will provide background on the project, its unique challenges, and the mapping and documentation solutions she is incorporating.