Guest: 4-5pm: Kasey Klimes, Google Maps
Map Critiques: Laura, Manon, Alyssa
- Do a quick search to learn a bit about critical cartography – especially its core tenets and the context for its emergence in late 1980s. If you’d like more technological, cultural, and disciplinary history, see Jeremy W. Crampton and John Krygier, “An Introduction to Critical Cartography,” ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies 4:1 (2006): 11-33.
- The coining of “counter-mapping”: Nancy Lee Peluso, “Whose Woods Are These? Counter-Mapping Forest Territories in Kalimantan, Indonesia,” Antipode 27:4 (1995): 383-406 [you’ll hear some echoes from last week’s discussion].
- Yet counter-mapping was taking place before the term existed: Dee Morris & Stephen Voyce, “William Bunge, the DGEI, & Radical Cartography,” Jacket 2 (March 20, 2015).
- And it’s useful for understanding diverse urban contexts: Annette Kim, “Mapping the Unmapped” in Sidewalk City: Remapping Public Space in Ho Chi Minh City (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015): 84-149 [lots of pictures!].
Maybe check out some of these other examples?:
- Aimi Hamraie’s Mapping Accessibility project: About + Methodology.
- Sarah Bond, “How Is Digital Mapping Changing the Way We Visualize Racism and Segregation?” Forbes (October 20, 2017).
- Robert K. Nelson, LaDale Winling, Richard Marciano, and Nathan Connolly, et al., “Mapping Inequality,” American Panorama.
Counter Map Collection; Kate Crawford & Megan Finn, “The Limits of Crisis Data: Analytical and Ethical Challenges of Using Social and Mobile Data to Understand Disasters,” GeoJournal (November 2014); Lindsay Palmer, “Ushahidi at the Google Interface: Critiquing the ‘Geospatial Visualization of Testimony,’” Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies 28:3 (2014): 342-56; Sera Tolgay, Critical Cartography; Denis Wood, Excerpts from “Counter-Mapping and the Death of Cartography” In Rethinking the Power of Maps (New York: Guilford Press, 2010): 120-129.
MORE ON WM BUNGE + DGEI: William Bunge, Fitzgerald: Geography of a Revolution (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2011); Kate Hartman, “The New Geographers: How Detroiters are Mapping a Better Future for the City,” Model D (March 10,2015); MIT Center for Civic Media on The Detroit Geographic Expedition and Institute; a collection of Bunge maps on Detroitography; the DGEI Field Notes @ Antipode, as well as papers from a symposium reflecting on those notes; Andy Merrifield, “Situated Knowledge Through Exploration: Reflections on Bunge’s ‘Geographical Expeditions,” Antipode 27:1 (January 1995); and Linda Campbell, Andrew Newman & Sara Safransky’s “Uniting Detroiters” project, inspired by Bunge. ↑