Mapping for Justice

From drone strikes to racist attacks, from precarious labour to gentrification, how do maps help us understand injustice and illuminate struggle?

In this public showcase and discussion we explore how mapmakers engage our geographical imaginations and use the power of maps for social change. From oral history to twitter data-mining, our featured mapmakers use a variety of techniques to make injustice visible. Whether made with paper and pen or on open source platforms, maps can give way to new tactics and strategies for intervention.

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Featured maps will be presented by

Anna Feigenbaum / Civic Media Hub (Bournemouth University)

Mapping Tear Gas

Jack Serle / Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Covert Drone War

Jaya Klara Brekke / The City at a Time of Crisis (ESRC project, now at Durham University)

Mapping racist violence in Athens

Nate Eisenstadt / Know Your Bristol (AHRC project, Bristol University)

Map Your Bristol

Steve McFarland / The Commons labor/precarity group (now at University of Tampa)

Adjunct Map

Albane Duvillier / Architectural Association

London’s Housing Struggles

Mara Ferreri / Southwarknotes (now at Durham University)

Heygate Displacement

B.A.G.A.G.E. / Reclaim Brixton

Print map available at venue!