Past Event

Mapping Injustice: Experiments in Critical Cartographies and Digital Mapping Practices

October 19, 2022
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Heyman Center (Second Floor Common Room), Columbia University, New York

Event Description

Mapping Injustice is a hands-on workshop where participants will learn and experiment with methods of critical cartography and digital mapping. This workshop is inspired by the emergence of several anti-monumental projects that apply spatial research to contest controversial historical memories permeating public spaces. The first part of the workshop will present concepts and tools to engage with maps, monuments, and spatial practices. This section will have a technical component, so the audience can be introduced to open-source programs that can be used in digital mapping for public humanities projects, like QGIS. For the second part, we will invite the audience to create a conceptual map for their own public humanities initiatives. The exercise will offer a chance to experiment with the possibility of incorporating elements of digital mapping and spatial research into their projects, taking into account issues such as visualization, public engagement and community-led mapping.

Event Information

Free and open to the public; registration required. For more information, please visit the event webpage or email [email protected]. Please visit the Heyman’s Center website for directions.

Hosted by the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University.