New UC Press Podcast: The Rebeccas Talk Unfathomable City

Unfathomable CityIn the latest episode of the UC Press Podcast, Unfathomable City authors Rebecca Snedeker and Rebecca Solnit share how they became interested in making a book of maps about New Orleans, and what their respective “insider” and “outsider” statuses bring to the project. Like the bestselling Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas, this book is a brilliant reinvention of the traditional atlas, one that provides a vivid, complex look at the multi-faceted nature of New Orleans, a city replete with contradictions.

In the podcast, the authors discuss the literal and metaphorical implications of the city’s status as a port, what they love about their favorite maps, and why walking down a street in New Orleans feels so different from walking down a street in the Bay Area.

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