Rebecca Snedeker’s “Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas” featured in Pelican Bomb
June 5, 2014
2012 Ebb & Flow Resident Rebecca Snedeker helped create Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas, a book of 22 imaginative essays and maps she co-authored with Rebecca Solnit.
The editors of Unfathomable City, Rebecca Solnit and Rebecca Snedeker, have maintained that the two components of the book function much like hydrogen and oxygen in water: together they make one element, but individually they have their own important properties, histories, and purposes. To further highlight these singularities, this spring Solnit and Snedeker reissued four of the maps as independently-published broadsides with condensed versions of their accompanying essays. Partnering with the New Orleans Museum of Art, A Studio in the Woods, and others for a series of public and semi-public events, the hope is that the dissemination of these broadsides, as arguments and expositions in their own right, will sponsor a wider conversation about issues in New Orleans’ artistic and cultural life, and the ways in which our culture informs our history, our politics, and our urban footprint. Click here to read the full article.