The Department of Geography and the Environment presents its first colloquium of the spring 2014 semester with Dr. Bjorn Sletto, "The Map was Very Dark: Participatory Mapping and the Struggle for Land and Resources."
Through participatory mapping, indigenous, Afro-descendant, and other marginalized peoples harness the power of cartography to better represent their material cultures and conceptions of space and place. Drawing on experiences with participatory mapping projects in Venezuela, Dr. Bjorn Sletto discusses the role of map-making in terms of memory, identity formation and representation. For more information, email Madeline Enos at email@example.com.
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