An Atlas of Radical Cartography Book Reading & Discussion
with editor Lize Mogel, radical artist Cara Baldwin & Institute of Applied Autonomy
Monday May 4th 2009 @ 7pm
Red & Black Cafe - 400 SE 12th avenue (at Oak) www.redandblackcafe.com
Join Lize Mogel, Cara Baldwin and the Institute of Applied Autonomy for a discussion on the intersection between radical artistic practice, cartography and activism. How can we map existing power relations and our political realities — and hence our struggles within, around and against them? How can the map be utilized as a political tool in our struggles and connect with members of our communities? How can radical cartography and artistic practices inform and supplement activist practices? These are just some of the questions to be explored.
Event organized by: Team Colors Collective (www.warmachines.info) & An Atlas (www.an-atlas.com)
About the book: An Atlas of Radical Cartography is a collection of 10 maps and 10 essays about social issues from globalization to garbage; surveillance to extraordinary rendition; statelessness to visibility; deportation to migration. The map is inherently political- and the contributions to this book wear their politics on their sleeves. An Atlas of Radical Cartography provides a critical foundation for an area of work that bridges art/design, cartography/geography, and activism. The maps and essays in this book provoke new understandings of networks and representations of power and its effects on people and places. These new perceptions of the world are the prerequisites of social change.
An Atlas of Radical Cartography is published by The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest Press (www.joaap.org)