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A global collection of counter-cartographies has been presented in an exhibition in Berlin on 20th October 2018.

This Is Not an Atlas, a new volume co-sponsored by the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, gathers more than 40 counter-cartographies from all over the world. The collection shows how maps are created and transformed as a part of political struggle, for critical research or in art and education: from indigenous territories in the Amazon to the anti-eviction movement in San Francisco; from defending commons in Mexico to mapping refugee camps with balloons in Lebanon; from slums in Nairobi to squats in Berlin; from supporting communities in the Philippines to reporting sexual harassment in Cairo. This Is Not an Atlas seeks to inspire, to document the underrepresented, and to be a useful companion when becoming a counter-cartographer yourself.

This Is Not an Atlas will be presented in an exhibition in Berlin on 20 October, where counter-cartographers, editors and authors of the book will share their experiences in workshops and panel discussions. The event will be held mainly in English.

Saturday, 20 October, 14:00

ZK/U Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik

Siemensstrasse 27, 10551 Berlin


Philippe Rekacewicz (

Denis Wood (

Bureau D'études (

Erin McElroy, Anti-Eviction Mapping Project (

Berlin besetzt (

Watch The Med, Alarm-phone (

Colectivo de Geografía Crítica de Ecuador (

and more. 

Organized by kollektiv orangotango and Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung. Supported by Le Monde diplomatique, transcript and anstiftung.

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