Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Graphic Expression of Distant Memories: A Look at Immigrants’ Mental Maps of Their Homeland


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Date/Time: Saturday, September 10th, 10:30-12:00
Instructor: David Woo Ph.D Associate Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Anthropology, Geography & Environmental Studies, Cal State East Bay



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Course Description

A student-driven research analyzes hundreds of mental maps drawn by Asian or Hispanic immigrants of their foreign homeland. The purpose is to search for commonalities among these maps in terms of design, subject matters, symbolism, as well as spatial anchors that serve as building blocks of the immigrant’s mental image of their distant homeland. The research concludes that mental maps, regardless of their cultural or regional origin, are constructed through common spatial anchors that personify objective space into special places etched deeply in the memory of immigrants. (ONLINE-SRC)




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David Woo, PhD, professor geography & environmental studies, Cal State East Bat

Event Details

Date: 2022-09-10

Start time: 10:30 a.m.

End time: 12:00 p.m.

Venue: StoneRidge Creek Online - Zoom


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