Anthropology/GIAS 2015-2016 Colloquium Series
Co-hosted by the Department of Geography & Earth Sciences
Like many visual forms, maps have a complicated history – they can be used as tools of domination and oppression as well as used to build a more just society. The practice of counter-cartography advocates for making maps that challenge dominant spatial patterns and assumptions, and creates a new politics of mapping.
Cartographer Tim Stallmann and artist Lize Mogel will discuss several of their own counter-mapping projects, from the perspectives of social justice and of socially- engaged art. They will also discuss their collaboration OurMaps, a community education platform for grassroots groups to learn about mapping and integrate it into their work.