The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Underground maps unravelled at exhibition
Underground maps - real and imaginary - will be the focus of a new exhibition opening at the University on Tuesday 3 July.
The exhibition uses the iconic London Underground map, designed by Henry Beck in 1933, to explore how map design could be improved. It features experimental and rule-breaking map illustrations by Dr Maxwell Roberts, a researcher at the University of Essex.
The exhibition is sponsored by the Diagrams 2012 Conference, an international forum for the study of diagrams, running at the University of Kent from 2-6 July.
Conference organiser, Dr Peter Rodgers, Senior Lecturer in the University's School of Computing, commented: 'Maps in all their different guises fascinate people all over the world. This exhibition is a unique opportunity to see the results of Maxwell Roberts' extensive research on fresh approaches to schematic map design.'
The exhibition runs from 3-27 July and will be open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. Admission is free. To find out more about Maxwell Roberts' work, see http://privatewww.essex.ac.uk/~mjr/underground/exhibitions/exhibitions.html
Story published at 12:45pm 20 June 2012