September 15: Maps as Media / Lab#1

September 15: Maps as Media / Lab#1

Reminder: your semester project proposals are due, via Google Drive, before class today! For more information, see the first paragraph under “Map Labs” here

Tools & Techniques for Critique

Lab: Small-Group In-Class Map Critiques



  • Mark Denil, “Cartographic Design: Rhetoric and Persuasion” Cartographic Perspectives 45 (Spring 2003): 8-67.
  • J.B. Harley, “Maps, Knowledge, and Power” In Denis Cosgrove and Stephen Daniels, Eds., The Iconography of Landscape (Cambridge; Cambridge University Press, 1988): 277-312.
  • Christian Jacob, The Sovereign Map: Theoretical Approaches In Cartography Throughout History, Trans. Tom Conley (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006 [1992]).
  • B. Robert Owens, “Mapping the City: Innovation and Continuity in the Chicago School of Sociology, 1920 – 1934” The American Sociologist 43:3 (September 2012): 264-293 + Maps of the Chicago School of Sociology
  • Bill Rankin, “Mapping Social Statistics: Race and Ethnicity in Chicago
  • Rankin’s Radical Cartography