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 (https://visionscarto.net/)
Denis Wood (http://deniswood.net/)
Bureau D'études (https://bureaudetudes.org/)
Erin McElroy, Anti-Eviction Mapping Project (https://www.antievictionmap.com/)
Berlin besetzt (http://berlin-besetzt.de/)
Watch The Med, Alarm-phone (https://alarmphone.org/de/)
Colectivo de Geografía Crítica de Ecuador (https://geografiacriticaecuador.org/)
Organized by kollektiv orangotango and Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung. Supported by Le Monde diplomatique, transcript and anstiftung.