Graduate Student Countermapping Workshop with Cian Dayrit

Event details
When

Friday, March 8, 2024 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Where

Clark Presentation Space, Hatcher Library South

Event typeWorkshop/Seminar
SeriesMapping and Counter-mapping: Methods for Art, Activism, and Scholarship

Graduate students from any discipline are welcome to attend this hands-on mapping workshop as an exercise in thinking reflexively and creatively about their research. Time allotted includes a lunch after the workshop session. 

Mapping is a mode of storytelling. Yet, cartography is often concentrated in the hands of the powerful. In response, “counter-mapping” has developed as a practice that empowers communities to challenge hegemonic narratives about space and foreground subaltern knowledge.

The Mapping and Counter-mapping: Methods for Art, Activism, and Scholarship two-day series also includes talks and a roundtable discussion.

Organized by Jatin Dua and Alyssa Paredes, with Francesca Conterno and Kristi Rhead.

"Both Poles Serve You," embroidery and feathers on fabric, by Cian Dayrit, 2021, photo by Sami Sasso.

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Tim Utter · tutter@umich.edu

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