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[liberationtech] Visualizing for Justice - Public Event in Boston 5 April 2017

Anna Feigenbaum afeigenbaum at
Mon Jan 23 09:35:07 PST 2017

For those in the Boston area or who are coming to the American Association of Geographers conference this year, we are hosting an event that may be of interest to folks on this list:

Visualizing for Justice - Creative, Critical and Contestational Mapping

April 5, 2017


The Bordy Theater

Emerson College

216 Tremont Street

Boston, 02116

A public event on data visualization and mapping for social justice in association with the American Association of Geographers subconference?

Book your ticket here:

The rise of Big Data, freedom of information and user-friendly software has contributed to the popularity of infographics, data visualizations and mapping for civic engagement and advocacy. This surge in data visualization brings with it opportunities for information re-use, increased transparency, and new forms of civic participation. Yet visualizing data for social justice also comes with its own set of challenges . From issues of security and tracking down hard to find information, to the ethics of making infographics out of death and suffering, participatory practices of data visualization often take place on ambiguous ethical terrain.


Short presentations of recent data visualization and mapping work from critical cartographers, journalists, designers and social justice campaigners will be followed by audience discussion. Together we will explore what it means to visualize for justice today.

Full Line-up of speakers coming soon!


Want to feature your maps & visualizations? We will have a running slideshow of social justice maps & visualizations at the event. To include your work in our slideshow:

  *   Send one image of your work to catherine_dignazio at<mailto:catherine_dignazio at> and akshaya_sawant at<mailto:akshaya_sawant at>.
  *   Your image should be a high quality (at least 1200px width, 72 dpi) JPG or PNG file.
  *   Your image should have a caption that explains the project and links to your website or contact info.

This event is organised in association with the American Association of Geographers subconference and is supported by Bournemouth University's Civic Media Hub, Emerson Engagement Lab and College of Art, Media and Design at Northeastern University.

**This event is open to the public, but you are required to book a ticket and register your details in advance ***?

Dr. Anna Feigenbaum
Principal Academic in Digital Storytelling
Faculty of Media and Communication

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Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
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United Kingdom
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