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Mapping Athens exhibit in the Circle Gallery opens 2010-2011 season

Athens, Ga. – The College of Environment and Design’s Circle Gallery will host Mapping Athens, an exhibit that shows effective ways of communicating complex information and environmental characteristics. Mapping Athens will be on display Aug. 16 – Sept. 24 and is free and open to the public.

“Using map visualization as a primary method, students in the Master of Environmental Planning and Design program identified Athens’ unique physical, environmental and social characteristics,” explained Sungkyung Lee, CED professor. “Mapping Athens is intended to illustrate the ‘big picture’ of Athens by focusing on objective statistical information and interpretive experiential networks that visualize everyday landscape experiences and practices.”

Located in G14 Caldwell Hall, the Circle Gallery shares exhibits that stimulate intellectual discourse in the college, the University of Georgia, and the greater community.The exhibits are created by students, faculty, alumni and visitors, bringing together diverse viewpoints on how design can shape communities and the world. The Circle Gallery is open 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Friday, or by appointment. Parking is available after 5 p.m. in the UGA lots on Lumpkin Street. For more information on the Gallery, call 706/542-8292, or email