The Peele Hall map represents all of the hopes and dreams of Park Scholars. As the art changes again, we stoke the fires of passion.
Back in 2010, Adam Dunn and Garik Sadovy were commissioned by the Park Scholarships office to repaint the Peele Commons world map. The map, which had been on the wall since the early years of the program, was considered a unique feature of Peele Hall, but it was recognized that some improvements could be made. Adam and Garik set out to make a more inspiring and intriguing map, and accomplished the great feat over the course of 2 days. The map stood proudly for two years, featuring a number of interesting places across the world where Park Scholars had traveled and where the truly splendiferous places of the world held their stories. A number of different languages were featured and the maps itself would often challenge older professors with its unique layout. But for all of the artistic thought put into the map, it still reflected the base forms of cartography. It was an inspiring map and captured the essence of the global environment of our times, but it presented a world apart from the scholars that were exploring it.
This winter, Adam and Garik revisited the purpose of the Peele Map and realized that the art of the map should seek to interact with the every day lives of the Park Scholars that sought out it's inspiring geographic features. It should mean something to each Park Scholar that sees it, and each scholar should feel some sense of investment in their community.
The Park office has again commissioned the pair to create a new map on the Peele Commons wall, with but three requests: to make something nobody has ever seen before, something to show everywhere Parks have been, and ultimately something that will blow finalists off their feet and into PRK 101. The final design was selcted from several potential candidates:
The Park office has put forward $50, but the real price tag will be around $200.
This project also seeks to create a tangible connection between Park Scholars and their map. The first map was created independent of the wider knowledge of the Park community, but this time the aim is to create a map that is birthed through the efforts and investment of the Park Scholars. In the end, a Park Scholar should be able to look at the map and feel like it not only calls them to adventure, but it is truly a storyboard of their OWN adventures. It should be their map, and with your help, we can make this come true!
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The creation of this map requires a great deal of concentrated effort and planning. Both Adam and Garik will draw on their experiences painting the first Peele Map, Adam's now fully developed design skills, and Garik's savvy when it it comes to getting crazy to complete the project. Both are invested in the art and the experience of each Scholar; this project will see its epic conclusion in a blaze of victory.
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Jan 2, 2013 - Jan 16, 2013
Pledge $1 or more
We will link you access to photo albums from the Peele Map Metamorphosis project and you will have an opportunity to view the completed map in the Park Scholars Commons by visiting the Park Scholarships office in Peele Hall.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $5 or more
Anyone giving $5 or more (up to $100) will be invited to The Pinning Ceremony in the Peele Commons when Park Scholars will be able to put pins in the wall to represent the latitudes and longitudes of their class' travels, and will be invited to place the first pins in the map. Their donations to the project will be recognized and their support of the Peele Hall Map will give them a life long connection to the inspiration of their fellow Park Scholars.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $100 or more
Anyone who donates $100 will get to name their own country on the map. Stories will be told of you in the wee hours of Peele Hall study sessions.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013