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Counter-Mapping for Social and Spatial Justice: Join this Workshop from McGillU

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Counter-Mapping Workshop

Monday, March 20, 2023

12:30 pm – 2 pm

Room 508, Macdonald Harrington Building (MDHR), McGill University

Please, join us for the first of a two-part mapping workshop featuring members from “Queering the Map” and the “Parc-Ex Anti-Eviction Mapping Project.RSVP with Cara Chellew (cara.chellew[at]mail.mcgill.ca) by March 15th.
Counter-mapping can be a powerful tool for promoting social and spatial justice. It can make visible what is often invisible and shed light on issues and stories that otherwise remain hidden. In addition to visualizing spatial data, counter-mapping can be used to record and archive community-based stories. The first of this two-part workshop invites members of “Queering the Map” and the “Parc-Ex Anti-Eviction Mapping Project” to discuss the possibilities and limitations of their work. More details on the second part of the workshop, “Practical Experiments in Collective Mapping” are to come! Date and time TBA.
Yannick Baumann (he/him) is a PhD student at Université de Montréal's Geography Department in co-direction with the Geomedia Lab at Concordia University. Drawing on participative and activist methodologies, his research focuses on the potential of (digital) data and (digital) tools to foster community relations and to support housing struggles. His primary interests are housing justice, financialization of housing, data activism, and alternative cartographies.
Lucas LaRochelle (they/them) is a designer and researcher whose work is concerned with queer and trans digital cultures, co-creative media, and artificial intelligence. They are the founder of “Queering The Map,” a community generated counter-mapping project for digitally archiving LGBTQ2IA+ experience in relation to physical space.
Nuzhat Niaz (she/her) is a community organizer at the Comité d’action de Parc-Extension (CAPE), a tenants’ rights association based in the Montreal neighbourhood of Parc-Extension, and a research assistant at Concordia University. She has a long experience in community organizing and advocacy, having worked with Oxfam, ActionAid and Teach for Bangladesh.
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