• #Cartographieradicale #Cartographie #Israel #Palestine #Europe #Visualisation #Frontières

    Une rencontre sur la cartographie radicale à Toronto en juillet 2012
    Je regrette de ne pouvoir y être, c’est très appétissant...

    Mapping Transnational Space
    July 23/24 2012
    CCGES, York University, Toronto

    Monday 23.7., 305 York Lanes

    9:30 Introduction, welcome
    Ulrich Best, Boris Michel

    10:00-12:30 Mapping and critique
    Cecile Gintrac (Paris): The critique of maps in French geography
    Rosa Orlandini (York): Ethno-linguistic maps of South-Eastern Europe: an overview and discussion of
    the Volkstumskarte maps
    Boris Michel (Erlangen): commentary

    12:30-13:30 Lunch break

    13:30-15:15 Mapping and surveillance
    Henning Fueller (Erlangen): Syndromic surveillance and the mapping of an unknown unknown
    Bernd Belina (Frankfurt): Crime mapping/CompStat: a neoliberal technology going transnational?

    15:30-17:30 Mapping Israel/Palestine
    Christian Bittner (Erlangen): Old Game, new Rules? Web 2.0 Mapping in Israel/Palestine
    Jess Bier (Maastricht): The Colonizer in the Computer: The Influence of Transnational Materialities on Digital Cartography in the Palestinian Authority
    Kevin DeJesus (Rhode Island): Commentator

    Tuesday 24.7., 305 York Lanes

    10:00-12:30 European borders
    Ulrich Best (York): Putting Poland on the map: the making of Poland as a border space after 1989
    Jörg Mose (Muenster): Cartography and spatial identity in Spain
    Andrew Burridge (Durham): Mapping border management at the external borders of Europe: Frontex and Greece

    12:30-13:30 Lunch break with a poster presentation by Kevin DeJesus

    13:30-16:30 North American borders
    Heather Nicol (Trent): Border Stories: Universalizing US Hegemony in North America Through Border Metaphors
    Juanita Sundberg (UBC), Andrew Burridge (Durham), Geoffrey Boyce (Arizona): Becoming Geographer: Mapping the Altar Valley in Arizona’s Contested Borderlands

    16:30-17 Conclusion

    The workshop is supported by a grant from the DAAD, the German Academic Exchange Service


    Ulrich Best
    DAAD Visiting Professor
    Canadian Centre for German and European Studies
    and Department of Geography
    York University
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON, M3J 1P3

    Tel: 416 736 2100 ext. 22406
    email: ubest@yorku.ca

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    L’esprit Olympique...

    More Olympic insanity - watch out for the Brand Police!

    "Olympics organisers have warned businesses that during London 2012 their advertising should not include a list of banned words, including “gold”, “silver” and “bronze”, “summer”, “sponsors” and “London”."


    Also this message from Alan McConchie, PhD Candidate

    With each new Olympics the message control seems to be taken to the next level. Even the Terms of Use page on the London 2012 website tries to prevent you from simply linking to the official site if you are going to portray any official London 2012 organizations “in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise objectionable manner”. Thus, I had better not provide a link to that site (http://london2012.com/terms-of-use) while at the same time saying that I think the policy is completely ridiculous.

    While we’re on the topic, I’d like to announce an online countermapping project that is designed precisely to confront this extremely controlled, corporatized and militarized landscape of the Olympics. The London [de]Tour Guide ( http://londontourguide2012.org ) is a participatory Google map that presents an alternative view of London during the games, detourning the idea of an olympics-themed tourism site while intervening in the digital representation and production of urban space. Anyone can add to the map, and over the next days and weeks the map will shift and develop according to the disparate voices of whoever chooses to contribute.

    The project builds on a similar map of Vancouver created for the 2010 Winter Olympics ( http://vancouvertourguide2010.org ). Disclaimer: I was a part of that project, and I am helping to launch the London version, as well. We are seeking more collaborators on the ground in London to add to the map and spread the word, but of course anyone from around the world can also participate however they wish.

    Please share the link with anyone who might be interested. Any and all feedback is welcome.

  • Creative Cartography: 7 Must-Read Books about Maps | Brain Pickings

    Creative Cartography: 7 Must-Read Books on Maps by Maria Popova

    From tattoos to Thomas More’s Utopia, or what Moby Dick has to do with the nature of time.

    We’re obsessed with maps — a fundamental sensemaking mechanism for the world, arguably the earliest form of standardized information design, and a relentless source of visual creativity. Today, we turn to seven fantastic books that explore the art and science of cartography from seven fascinating angles.

    #cartographie #visualisation #art #cartographieradicale