Nonstop Metropolis: The Remix

The Queens Museum is crowdfunding an art project, Nonstop Metropolis, by Rebecca Solnit & Joshua Jelly-Schapiro. (There's a day remaining, and they are very close to their target.)

Organized on the occasion of the release of Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro’s forthcoming New York City Atlas, Nonstop Metropolis, the Queens Museum’s “Remix” takes inspiration from the book’s maps and essays. The New York City Atlas is the third in Solnit’s series, following Atlases for New Orleans and San Francisco. With our very own, one-of-a-kind, 3-D map here at the Museum—the Panorama of the City of New York—as well as a deep commitment to the many issues Solnit raises in her books, the Queens Museum has commissioned two new projects by New York-based artists Duke Riley and Mariam Ghani in anticipation of the book’s launch at the Museum…

Nonstop Metropolis reinvents the traditional atlas. Solnit and Jelly-Schapiro work with visual artists, cartographers, and writers to combine cartography and storytelling to illuminate how New York City is a place where different forces clash, come together, and cross-pollinate. Drawings, paintings, and photographs adorn twenty-six maps revealing the fascinating histories of the City that never sleeps. The book’s full-color maps will explore the Big Apple through dozens of lenses, ranging from the Wu Tang Clan’s Staten Island, to a re-imagining of the entire NYC Subway system with the stations named for prominent yet often overlooked women. The third in the Infinite trilogy, Nonstop Metropolis will be the most ambitious, expansive, and influential Atlas to date!

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