Faculty workshop | From the Street to the Class and Back

In the past couple of years, faculty and students have been coping with a global health crisis while at the same time mobilizing to create and sustain groups and communities of protest, anti-racist action, care, support and solidarity beyond the classroom and across different localities and urban environments. They often have to navigate unsafe, violent spaces or are affected by displacement, housing conditions or precarity. As digital map-making tools are getting increasingly ubiquitous, their use and critical assessment in research and pedagogy is more important than ever, especially in the ways they tend to reproduce established patterns of urban inequalities, dispossession and environmental racism. In this workshop we will: 1) explore map-making tools and practices, mobile accessible technologies and geospatial datasets that can help capture contemporary and historical aspects of urban environments at different scales; 2) review projects and cases of “radical cartography” that empower students in challenging established map-making notions and representations of urban and historic environments; and 3) showcase ways in which the narratives, testimonies, street experiences and crisis responses of students and local communities can be integrated into physical or virtual learning environments and channeled into praxis and pedagogy.

Instructor: Dimitris C. Papadopoulos (Teaching and Learning Lab)

Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Virtual Event
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Workshop, SEI Event, SEI Workshop


Academic Affairs, SEI - Social Equity Inclusion Initiative

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