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Narrative Cartography of AI 1549 Hudson Splash Landing

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    Narrative Cartography, Mapping, Video mapping, Hudson Splash Landing, Dynamic mapping

Author: Chinmay Gheware
Tutors: Victor Cano-Ciborro + Mansi Shah

On January 15, 2009, US Airways Flight 1549, bound for Charlotte, N.C., had just taken off from LaGuardia Airport in New York at 3.25 pm when it collided with a flock of birds, disabling both its engines. The pilot, Capt. Chesley Sullenberger guided the crippled Airbus A320 to a splashdown in what experts called a heroic flying feat. This cartography is an attempt to trace the event that followed the landing, mainly the evacuation and rescue of all the 155 people on board. Through the audio-visual narrative cartography, the attempt here is also to understand and get a glimpse of the role infrastructure and planning infrastructure play in urban emergencies.

About Chinmay Gheware
Chinmay is an architect and a historian by education, with a Master’s degree in Architectural History and Theory from CEPT University. He is currently teaching at CEPT University while setting up a curatorial practice with the intent of disseminating the discourse on built environment, culture and history through media and publishing.