William Durden

Richmond’s “Mapping for Justice” Public Showcase: videos now available

From drone strikes to racist attacks, from precarious labour to gentrification, how do maps help us understand injustice and illuminate struggle? This public showcase and discussion explored how mapmakers engage our geographical imaginations and use the power of maps for social change. From oral history to twitter data-mining, our featured mapmakers use a variety of techniques to make injustice visible. Whether made with paper and pen or on open source platforms, maps can give way to new tactics and strategies for intervention.

A video of the full event is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGDFhNrzF_g

Featured maps were presented by:

Anna Feigenbaum / Civic Media Hub (Bournemouth University): Mapping Tear Gas http://teargasresearch.com/

Jack Serle / Bureau of Investigative Journalism: Covert Drone War http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/category/projects/drones/

Jaya Klara Brekke / The City at a Time of Crisis (ESRC project, now at Durham University): Mapping racist violence in Athens http://map.crisis-scape.net/

Nate Eisenstadt / Know Your Bristol (AHRC project, Bristol University): Map Your Bristol http://www.mapyourbristol.org.uk/

Steve McFarland / CUNY Adjunct Project (now at University of Tampa): Adjunct Map https://adjunctmap.wordpress.com/

Albane Duvillier / Architectural Association: London’s Housing Struggles https://mappinglondonshousingstruggles.wordpress.com/

Mara Ferreri / Southwarknotes (now at Durham University): Heygate Displacement

B.A.G.A.G.E. / Reclaim Brixton

This event is organised by Bournemouth University’s Civic Media Hub and The Tear Gas Research Connection, with Sue Pell & Paul Rekret at Richmond, The American International University in London