This Is Not an Atlas

A Global Collection of Counter-Cartographies

Edited by kollektiv orangotango+

Transcript-Verlag

This Is Not an Atlas

Pub Date: September 2019

ISBN: 9783837645194

352 Pages

Format: Hardcover

List Price: $40.00

This Is Not an Atlas

A Global Collection of Counter-Cartographies

Edited by kollektiv orangotango+

Transcript-Verlag

This Is Not an Atlas gathers more than forty 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; and 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.
The contributions are counter-cartographies. They visualize social injustices, environmental destruction and territorial struggles. However, because counter-cartographies are anchored in a tradition of post-colonial practices of mapping back, they don’t stop at making unbalances of power visible, they go further: they act as springboards for critical thinking, emancipation, coordination and resistance. We Make Money Not Art

About the Author

kollektiv orangotango+ has grown from a decade of experience in critical mapping in Europe and Latin America. As activists and academics, the collective engages in critical research, popular education, and emancipatory struggles.