From July through December 2010, SFMOMA's Live Art program invites San Francisco's own Rebecca Solnit to lead a thematic tour of the Bay Area with Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas, a printing and public project. The museum has partnered with the acclaimed writer to issue six broadside prints of the 22 inventive maps featured in her forthcoming book of the same title, which reimagines traditional mapmaking to chart not just space and place, but also people and time.
In this opening celebration and introduction to the Infinite City project, Solnit is joined by Rumsey, president of Cartography Associates, to discuss the relevance of cartography in the modern world, the collecting of maps, and the rich histories they can embody. Shurin reads from the "Monarchs and Queens" map, and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence bless the occasion and give away the broadsides.
The event begins at 7pm in SFMOMA's Phyllis Wattis Theater.