Community Mapping Workshop, Sunday, December 16

From Ella [via Woodbine on Facebook]

Please join us for a workshop and presentation of Community Mapping projects in our neighborhoods and city. Our aim is to provide a welcoming and collaborative environment for neighbors to share the community-related maps they are working on (or considering to work on), and help each other develop ideas and mapping and visualization techniques.

The first half of the workshop will be for people to share the mapping projects they are working on. Please message us to add your names and projects if you wish to present. The sharing will be very informal, with the aim of helping each other with mapping. The second half will be a space for talking to and working with each other and sharing skills. You are invited to bring a laptop, and feel free to invite others who may be interested with community mapping.

Woodbine’s Community Mapping Project hopes to promote radical cartographic practices to make visible the relations of power that govern our lives. In revealing power through the process of community mapping, we dissect and resist the social and spatial infrastructures of dominant power, and collectively carve alternative and radical geographies. We are interested in producing thick and deep maps of ICE/police patterns and activities, crime data, housing, rent controlled apartments, gentrification, land use, zoning (residential, commercial, manufacture), historical sites, vacant lots and abandoned spaces, population distributions (ethnicity, class, age, jobs, gender), queer spaces, accessibility, homelessness, non-human ecosystems, among other topics.

Nerve Macaspac is an Assistant Professor of Geography at CUNY College of Staten Island, where he teaches Urban Geography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). He recently completed his PhD in Geography at UCLA. Before moving back to NYC, he was a member of the Board of Directors, as well as a coop member, of the Echo Park Film Center, a community cinema in Los Angeles.

TENTATIVE CALENDAR for the Woodbine Research Group:
–Wednesday December 19th: Decolonize This Place Presents…
–Sunday December 30th: Silvia Federici on Re-enchanting the World

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