This Is Not an Atlas

A Global Collection of Counter-Cartographies

This Is Not an Atlas gathers more than 40 counter-cartographies from all over the world. This 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.

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2018-09-26, 352 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4519-4

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kollektiv orangotango+, Berlin, Deutschland

1. Why a book on this subject?

All of us have been dealing with maps and collective forms of mapping for some time now, in very different forms and against very different personal, scientific and political backgrounds. This gave rise to the idea of bringing together contributions from the lively and diverse field of critical cartography and critical mapping in the form of a larger publication, and to make them accessible to a wider public.

2. What new perspectives does your book open up?

We think that the book has its strength in its thematic and geographical breadth and in the variety of methods and approaches that come together here. We hope and believe that the book encourages people to become active themselves.

3. What significance does the topic have in the current research debates?

Critical cartography and participatory methods have been increasingly discussed in recent years. We think that we can follow this up with our book and perhaps also provide new impulses here through the strong reference to practice.

4. With whom would you like to discuss your book?

We would like to discuss the book best with all those whose maps and projects are gathered here and with all those who feel compelled by this book to start mapping projects themselves. This is not an Atlas is supposed to be the beginning of further discussions and not the end.

5. Your book in one sentence:

This is not an Atlas, but a collection of critical maps, an invitation to critical cartography and critical mapping.

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Book title
This Is Not an Atlas A Global Collection of Counter-Cartographies
transcript Verlag
Commodity Group
SOC015000 SOC026000 POL033000
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Globalisierung, Zeitdiagnose, Raum, Politik
Cartography, Geography, Art, Pedagogy, Education, Sociology, Ethnology, Post-Colonial Studies, Political Ecology, Urban Studies
Maps, Counter-Cartography, Global, Social Movements, Manual, Handbook, Space, Globalization, Politics, Social Geography, Cultural Geography, Geography

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