Feminist Mapping 2: Toolkits and Methods

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Cartography Specialty Group, Digital Geographies Specialty Group, Feminist Geographies Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/8/2020
Start / End Time: 9:35 AM / 10:50 AM
Room: Governors Square 14, Sheraton, Concourse Level
Organizers: Meghan Kelly, Amber Bosse
Chairs: Meghan Kelly

Call for Submissions

Please submit paper abstracts of 200 words by October 31st to mkelly22@wisc.edu and amber.j.bosse@uky.edu. Please include a title, your name, affiliation and email address in the abstract. We will respond to authors with confirmation by November 7th.


Feminist interventions in digital geographies, design justice, and data visualization have sparked renewed energy and motivation for articulating a framework for feminist cartographies. While being foundational to contemporary conversations of critical GIS and cartography, feminist mapping remains a niche undertaking. Given the multiscalar influences of maps, from how we move our bodies through space to get a caffeine fix to articulating the need for crisis response to fires caused by climate change, feminist mapping is part of a needed and ongoing conversation for an equitable future. As such, we aim to bring feminist mappers and cartographers, broadly defined, together to build collective conversation around feminist interventions in mapping.

We invite submissions from empirical, theoretical, critical, methodological, and pedagogical perspectives across a range of topics, including but not limited to:

Data, consent, and privacy
Power and empowerment
Generalization and (in)visibility
Activism and advocacy
Participation and community engagement
Embodiment, bodies, and representation
Multi-sensory mapping
Genealogies of practice
Creative and (in)formal pedagogy


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Heather Rosenfeld*, Tufts University, A “feminist toolkit” for mapping farmed animal sanctuary 15 9:35 AM
Presenter Elisabeth Sedano*, University of Southern California, Mapping the Gendered Landscape of Outdoor Advertising 15 9:50 AM
Presenter Raksha Vasudevan*, University of Texas - Austin, Young Adults’ Re-mappings of the City: Co-generating Knowledge through Feminist Ethnography 15 10:05 AM
Presenter Sterling Mackinnon*, University of Oxford, Contingency, embodiment, and digital visualization: heritage landscape modeling and the Cherish Project. 15 10:20 AM
Discussant Luis Alvarez Leon Dartmouth College 15 10:35 AM

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