We recently chaired a panel discussion about the many and varied uses of London maps – from aids to navigation, to works of art. London Maps: The Magical, The Methodical and the Multifaceted was held on 19 November 2011 at Air Gallery, in support of The Art of Mapping exhibition arranged by TAG Fine Arts.
Chaired by Londonist’s Matt Brown, the evening featured three speakers:
- Stephen Walter, the acclaimed artist famous for his detailed hand-drawn maps of London
- John Kennedy, London taxi driver and chronicler of London’s minutiae
- James Cheshire, digital mapper and Lecturer in Advanced Spatial Analysis at UCL