2019 WLIA Spring Regional
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Thursday, May 30 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
WORKSHOP 2: A Practical Introduction to Feminist Mapping

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What are feminist maps and how can we make them? How can we think about content, form, and cartographic process through a feminist lens? In this workshop, I’ll review feminism and core feminist concepts before introducing feminist cartographies—their history, influences, impacts, and future trajectories. We’ll think about feminist maps in terms of content, form, and process to uncover new questions, new data, new techniques, and new workflows. I’ll argue that feminist theory can push maps and your designs in new and exciting directions. And finally, we’ll make our own feminist maps by beginning with icon design. We’ll collectively explore icon design, specifically Maki icons from Mapbox, through a feminist lens and spend the remaining time designing alternative map icons.

Who Should Attend: This workshop is for anyone interested in mapping and map design.

Items Needed for Workshop: Analog materials such as markers and paper will be available. You can also bring a laptop with graphic design software like Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape if you prefer to work digitally.

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Meghan Kelly

PhD student and freelancer, UW-Madison

Thursday May 30, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Wilson Hall D

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