Please join us for our upcoming Fall 2022 Atlanta Studies Meetupat Manuel’s Tavernon October 24th, 2022 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.
These quarterly meetings showcase Atlanta-focused projects and bring together a group of folks interested in our city. We will provide a few snacks. Buy your own drinks. Organized by the Atlanta Studies Network.
7:00 – Grab some snacks (we will provide a few) and order a drink (that’s on you)
7:15 – Presentations and Q&A
8:30 – Networking, chit chatting, order another drink
Hannah Palmer / Rewilding Atlanta Urban Creeks
Let’s talk about Atlanta’s degraded urban waterways—how to find them, enjoy them, and reclaim them. And why! From projects rediscovering the springs beneath downtown to restoring the Chattahoochee, the South River and the Flint, grassroots efforts to save Atlanta’s natural waterways are connected to an international movement to rewild urban rivers. I’ll talk about Atlanta Creek League, Finding the Flint, and what a future Atlanta would look like when creeks are treated like the vital public resources they are.
Curt Jackson and Joselin Leon / Krog Codex
On the surface, the Krog Street Tunnel is a long standing publicly accessible colorful, yet chaotic canvas and bulletin board. Yet, it is more than that. The Tunnel is also an important alternative record of changing social, political, and cultural attitudes of the city at large. For the last year, the EPIC Mapping Lab Krog Codex team has systematically collected specialized photography, 3D scans, and video to establish a growing digital archive of one of Atlanta’s most fascinating destinations. The team will provide a brief history of the tunnel and project, explain their collection methodology, and discuss future expansion of the project. A hands-on virtual reality timelapse and walkthrough of the tunnel will also be provided.