Atlas in a Day Challenge: 24 hours to research, design and print an atlas

When:  Friday, October 4 2019 (9pm PST) – Saturday, October 5 2019 (9pm PST)

Where: Oakstop, 721 Broadway, Oakland, CA (Saturday 9am – 9pm)
Federation Brewing, 420 3rd Street, Oakland, CA (Friday 8pm, theme announced at 9pm)

Join Guerrilla Cartography as we research, design and print an atlas—in only 24 hours! 

Making an atlas can take years of work. Guerrilla Cartography is inviting people from around the world to make an atlas — from start to finish — in one day. An Oakland-based nonprofit cartographic arts organization, Guerrilla Cartography was founded on the idea of disrupting publishing paradigms and building opportunities for collaborative atlasmaking. 

The theme of the atlas challenge will be announced on Friday, October 4 (9 p.m. PST sharp!) at Federation Brewing during the launch celebration, which will be live-streamed on Facebook. Show up or tune in to find out the theme so you can get to work!

On Saturday at 9 a.m. PST, we will meet at Oakstop in Oakland, California, for a day-long mapathon that will feature guest lectures, support with data and design, and a lot of collaborative-working opportunities. Food and beverages will be provided.

We hope you will be there with us but you don’t have to be in Oakland to participate. We encourage guerrilla cells everywhere in the world and will allow digital uploads of maps created that day. But your map does NOT need to be digitally created. We highly encourage the use of all mediums: sketch a map, paint a map, sculpt a map! Just be prepared to capture your map for digital submission.

Finally, we will print the atlas at the end of the 24 hours and everyone who participates will receive one—its scrappy printing is part of the project’s gestalt!

The Atlas in a Day Challenge is open to the public. Donations on a sliding scale are encouraged and appreciated and will allow Guerrilla Cartography to host future events like this. We hope to see you there or online!

If you didn’t reserve your spot above, you can click here to save your spot.