On their website, the Open Society Fellowship writes that they support “individuals who are developing innovative solutions to pressing open society challenges.” Marcy Westerling, a current fellow from the US, is doing so through cartography: “For her Open Society Fellowship … Continue reading
Here’s an interview with Rebecca Solnit. The Believer published it in September 2009.
We talked some about this tonight, with regard to “All Identity is Local” on Saturday and our readings so far. Nicola sent us this interesting map series by Eric Fischer. Rather than aggregating racial and ethnic groups by cities or … Continue reading
575 McCone, 7 pm Thursday “A Commentary on Marx’s Method in Capital” 112 Wurster, 4pm Friday The 21st century will be an urban century with more people around the world residing in metropolitan regions than in any other form of … Continue reading
Given our consideration of ‘meta-geographies’ with Lewis and Wigen, this webpage, called Worldmapper, provides yet another interesting way to map some generalizable properties of nation-states; with cartograms. These maps are really striking. For example, this map scales countries relative to … Continue reading
A little bit late, but I thought this economist cover was interesting given our discussion of maps and nationhood/identity coming this week. The associated article and special report: Nobody’s backyard: Latin America’s new promise—and the need for a new attitude … Continue reading