Call for Participation in 3Cs Convergence!

Submit maps and artwork for exhibition, workshop proposals, and event ideas for the second Triangle Community Cartographies Convergence and exhibit, to be held September – October 2008. Details below…

What: Triangle Community Cartographies Convergence — Two months of events exploring community cartography, radical map-making, spatial activism and their possibilities for the Triangle, accompanied by a multi-site collaborative exhibition, and culminating in the convergence itself, a day of workshops, networking and collaboration. Events will run September through mid-October. Saturday, September 6 is an open gathering to plan and hang the exhibition, and close Saturday October 18 with the daylong convergence. Proposals for events between those two dates are encouraged (as are autonomously organized events!). Events already planned or in the works include:

  • a roundtable on radical cartographies with local artists and academics, as well as the editors of “An Atlas of Radical Cartography
  • a community discussion on mapping neighborhood food resources
  • talks on mapping migration
  • lecture by Trevor Paglen on his mappings of CIA extraordinary rendition flights
  • workshops on memory mapping, participatory GIS, mapping development and gentrification, and more…

When: Planning meeting, workday, and gathering of submissions for
exhibit is Saturday, September 6 from noon – 6 PM

Where: Golden Belt Arts studio building (Building 3), east of downtown Durham. A map of the space is here.

How you can participate: This convergence is what we (you!) make of
it… Organize a workshop, community discussion, on-site intervention
or mapping happening anywhere in the Triangle during the months of
September or October, and email to let us
know when and where it’s going on. Or bring your ideas to the planning
meeting, and we can help out with finding a space and other interested
folks, as well as other resources.

For the exhibition, bring maps completed or in-progress (or ideas for
collaborative mapping projects) to the planning meeting on September
6, where we’ll be organizing and hanging the exhibit. Work can also be
submitted ahead of time either in person or by mail, and some funding
is available for printing and materials (contact for more details).

Schedule of Events

——-Numerous slots open for Scheduling. Schedule a meeting, tour of your work, workshop or similar useful, topical events—–

September 5th: 

3:30 PM  Counter Cartographies Colloquium — Geographers and Counter-Mappers John Krygier and Jeremy Crampton present their work at the Geography Department Colloquium in Saunders Hall, UNC Campus

7 PM    Garbage Maps, Neighborhood Atlases, and Counter-Cartographies — Public lecture and slideshow by Lize Mogel, Alexis Bhagat, Denis Wood at the main auditorium in the Global Education Center on UNC’s campus.

September 6th

Noon – 6 PM    North Carolina Counter Cartographies Convergence Planning. At the Golden Belts Arts studio building (building 3), east of downtown Durham.

September 13

Urban Farm Tour in in Carrboro and Chapel Hill.

September 23

7 PM    An Atlas of Radical Cartography exhibition opens at the Global Education Center, UNC campus. Reception and brief welcoming speeches.

October 16th

Talk by radical cartographer Trevor Paglin at Duke

October 18th

North Carolina Counter Cartographies Convergence Main Event and closing. All day at the Golden Belts Arts studio building (building 3), east of downtown Durham