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
The workshop is supported by a grant from the DAAD, the German Academic Exchange Service
DAAD Visiting Professor
Canadian Centre for German and European Studies
and Department of Geography
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON, M3J 1P3
Tel: 416 736 2100 ext. 22406
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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
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.
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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.