People’s Atlas of Detroit and the Global South

Event details

Thursday, March 7, 2024 from 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM


Clark Presentation Space, Hatcher Library South

Event typePresentation
SeriesMapping and Counter-mapping: Methods for Art, Activism, and Scholarship

Listen to presentations as part of a two-day series of events that explore how mapping and counter-mapping might contribute to ethnographic and historical research. Explore how art, activism, and scholarship help give these material objects a political afterlife.

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 series includes talks, a graduate student counter-mapping workshop, 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.


Library contact

Tim Utter ·

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