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Welcome to NACIS 2014 in Pittsburgh! This is the annual meeting of the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS). The theme for this year’s meeting is Cartography and Time. See the schedule below and go to the NACIS website for more details.

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The North American Cartographic Information Society, founded in 1980, is an organization comprised of specialists from private, academic, and government organizations whose common interest lies in facilitating communication in the map information community.

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Friday, October 10 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Towards Spatial Justice: Show & Tell

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Towards spatial justice: a conversation about community-based/grassroots mapping
Lize Mogel, OurMaps
Tim Stallmann, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Some cartographers and data analysts work closely with communities to use maps for spatial justice—equitable determination over and production of space. Meanwhile, there are many in the mapping community who care about social change but don't know how to connect their work to real advocacy. This session creates a space to think through important questions around grassroots mapping and community cartography.

Participants will share, pecha-kucha style, their work in grassroots mapping and counter-cartography (see below if you’re interested in presenting). Then, as a group, we'll discuss the ethics of community-based work including questions of representation, authorship, race and class. We'll also talk about what the potential impacts of grassroots mapping can be on policy and on communities themselves.

Discussion questions include:
  • What role can a cartographer or data analyst play in grassroots advocacy? How do navigate the tension between insider and outsider?
  • How do we build a community's capacity to collect their own data and make their own maps?
  • What are best practices in working collaboratively with communities?
  • How can we tell a community’s stories with maps?
To sign up to participate in this session by giving a mini-talk about work that you've been involved in, go to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-1AYvj7vsJEdfA9ksBk1-RFo8RSdZOaxztBrYWWq7ro/viewform

Questions? Please email lize@ourmaps.net or tim@stallmann.mayfirst.org.

Speakers
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Lize Mogel

OurMaps
Lize Mogel is a counter-cartographer and an interdisciplinary artist. Her work intersects popular education, cultural production, and mapping. Her projects include “An Atlas of Radical Cartography” and others which can be seen at publicgreen.com.
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Tim Stallmann

OurMaps
Tim Stallmann is a freelance cartographer and a founding member of 3Cs: the Counter-Cartographies Collective. His work focuses on using maps as tools to build community power around racial, economic justice and environmental justice. For more, see www.tim-maps.com.


Friday October 10, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm
City Center A Pittsburgh Marriott City Center

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