Maps & Writing


  Counter-mapping Data Science
» 112.4 KiB - 785 hits - January 23, 2020
By Craig Dalton and Tim Stallmann This paper defines counter-mapping; outlines its multiple theorizations; briefly describes three relevant case studies, The Detroit Geographical Expedition and Institute, Mapping Police Violence, and the Counter-Cartographies Collective; and concludes with a few hard-learned considerations from counter-mapping that are directly pertinent for data-oriented projects focused on change.

  Clashing Cartographies, Migrating Maps
» 996.5 KiB - 696 hits - January 23, 2020
Clashing Cartographies, Migrating Maps: Mapping and the Politics of Mobility at the External Borders of E.U.rope By: Maribel Casas-Cortés, Sebastian Cobarrubias, Charles Heller, and Lorenzo Pezzani By focusing on the role that maps and mapping practices play within the politics of migration - the contentious field of actions and relations which determines who can move and in what condition –, we show how cartography is in fact used both as a practice for the control and government of mobility as well as a tool for advocating, facilitating and even embodying, border crossing.

  Mapping Illegality
» 548.7 KiB - 757 hits - January 23, 2020
Mapping Illegality: The i-Map and the Cartopolitics of “Migration Management” at a Distance by Sebastian Cobarrubias Focusing on the i-Map, this study renders how the European Union’s current practices of remote border control are visualised among migration policy circles and expert security actors through a “mapping migration matrix”.

  Geneaologies of Contention in Concentric Circles
» 1.2 MiB - 575 hits - January 23, 2020
Genealogies of contention in concentric circles: remote migration control and its Eurocentric geographical imaginaries By Maribel Casas-Cortés and Sebastian Cobarrubias Chapter in the Handbook on Critical Geographies of Migration

  Liberation Geographies in the Mediterranean
» 2.0 MiB - 614 hits - January 23, 2020
Beyond the European Union’s Neighbourhood: Liberation Geographies in the Mediterranean Sebastián Cobarrubias The notion of a Mediterranean Neighbourhood points to how a specific geopolitical space is scripted, imagined and then translated into practice through the European Union’s foreign policy towards this region. I contend that the Arab Spring took place within this European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) framework contesting many of its underlying principles.

  A War on Mobility
» 3.7 MiB - 591 hits - January 23, 2020
A War on Mobility: The Border Empire Strikes Back By Maribel Casas-Cortés and Sebastian Cobarrubias Book Chapter in Ways of Knowing Cities This essay builds on the idea of a war on mobility, interrogating migration through the “war” being waged against it and through the territorial technologies exporting borders and monitoring movement into the European Union.

» 1.1 MiB - 730 hits - January 23, 2020
Care-tizenship: precarity, social movements, and the deleting/re-writing of citizenship By Maribel Casas-Cortés This paper explores how alternative concepts of citizenship have developed within debates among precarity organizing prior to and after the financial crisis in Europe. Concretely, feminist precarity collectives in Spain came up with the play-on-words of ‘Care-tizenship’ to evoke a different notion of political belonging with updated collective rights. The original Spanish term is arguably the result of a typo: an accidental switching of the order of vowels in the word ciudadanía resulted in cuidadanía, which totally changed the root word: from city to care.

  Geneaology of Precarity
» 575.3 KiB - 5,835 hits - May 11, 2014
A Genealogy of Precarity: A Toolbox for Rearticulating Fragmented Social Realities in and out of the Workplace article by Maribel Casas Cortes

  mapping machines
» 10.1 MiB - 6,346 hits - April 4, 2014
Mapping Machines: Activist Cartographies of the Border and Labor Lands of Europe. Dissertation by Sebastian Cobarrubias (2009)

  social movements as sites of knowledge production
» 8.2 MiB - 5,315 hits - April 4, 2014
Social movements as sites of knowledge production precarious work, the fate of care and activist research in a globalizing Spain. Dissertation by Maribel Casas-Cortes (2009)

  Blurring Boundaries: Recognizing Knowledge-Practices in the Study of Social Movements
» 487.5 KiB - 4,067 hits - April 4, 2014
Blurring Boundaries: Recognizing Knowledge-Practices in the Study of Social Movements by María Isabel Casas-Cortés, Michal Osterweil, Dana E. Powell in Anthropological Quarterly (2008)

  Counter(mapping) Actions
» 690.4 KiB - 3,526 hits - April 4, 2014
Counter (Mapping) Actions: Mapping as Militant Research by Craig Dalton and Liz Mason-Deese (of 3Cs) in ACME (2012)

  Transatlantic translations complete
» 145.1 KiB - 1,490 hits - April 4, 2014
Transatlantic Translations: Trilogy of Insurgent Knowledges, by Maribel Casas-Cortes and Sebastian Cobarrubias (of 3Cs)

  Alternative Cartographies - Building Collective Power
» 3.0 MiB - 3,901 hits - June 13, 2012
Tim Stallmann's MA thesis, giving some detail of recent 3Cs work in London and Chapel Hill. Alternative Cartographies Building Collective Power serves as a tool-kit of sorts for alternative cartographic practice. Chapter 1 gives a brief history of critical cartography, summarizing what is meant by “Western state cartography,” and giving a few illustrative examples of alternative cartographic practice. Chapter 2 explores what can happen when a group comes together to make a map or maps, with the intention of building new collective social formations through map-making. Chapter 3 draws on concepts from Community-Based Participatory Research to look at the interaction between a cartographer or group of cartographers (as “experts”) working alongside other people who are not involved in map-making themselves but nevertheless have a stake in the maps and what they depict.

  transatlantic translations pt2
» 75.0 KiB - 1,413 hits - April 21, 2009
Transatlantic Translations: Conocimiento en Movimiento (Part II) by Maribel Casas-Cortes and Sebastián Cobarrubias of 3Cs

  global uprisings
» 203.3 KiB - 1,696 hits - April 21, 2009
Global Uprisings: Towards a Politics of the Artisan by Michal Osterweil and Graeme Chesters

  Hypothesis 891 Prologue
» 66.0 KiB - 1,343 hits - April 20, 2009
English Translation of "On Method", the prologue of Hypothesis 891 (La Hipótesis 891: Más allá de los piquetes) by Colectivo Situaciones and the MTD Solano, 2002

  CS- research militancy
» 88.1 KiB - 2,118 hits - April 20, 2009
Colectivo Situaciones: Something more on research militancy

  Osterweil - Place-Based Globalists
» 143.5 KiB - 1,976 hits - March 3, 2009
Osterweil - Placed-Based Globalists: Rethinking the Global in the Alternative Globalization Movement

  Slavick - Protesting Cartography
» 287.5 KiB - 2,293 hits - March 2, 2009
Elin O'Hara Slavick- Protesting Cartography: Places the United States has bombed


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