Category Archives: Politics

Mapping Progressive Infrastructure in Rural America

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

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Rebecca Solnit interview in ‘The Believer’

Here’s an interview with Rebecca Solnit. The Believer published it in September 2009.

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Mapping Race

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

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David Harvey Talks

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

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Handout for 9-20-10

Hey everyone, Here is a handout for today, featuring “Myrtle,” a poem by John Ashbery (originally published in And the Stars Were Shining; it’s been included in a number of anthologies, including Notes from the Air: Selected Later Poems) as … Continue reading

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Fun Cartogram Webpage

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

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Map makes the Economist cover (Sept. 11)

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

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