This Is Not an Atlas
A Global Collection of Counter-Cartographies
Over the past couple of years kollektiv orangotango has gathered more than 40 counter-cartographies from all over the world. This Is Not an Atlas shows how maps are created and transformed as a part of political struggle, for critical research or in the context of art and education: from indigenous territories in the Amazon to the anti-eviction movement in San Francisco; from defending commons in Mexico to balloon-mapping refugee camps in Lebanon; from slums in Nairobi to squats in Berlin; from supporting communities in the Philippines to reporting sexual harassment in Cairo and visualizing colonial traces in Munich. This collection will be presented in an exhibition, where counter-cartographers, editors and authors of This Is Not an Atlas will share their experiences in workshops and panel discussions. The event will be held mainly in English.
Organized by kollektiv orangotango and Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung. Supported by Le Monde diplomatique, transcript and anstiftung.