Technical Workshop Highlight: A Practical Introduction to Feminist Mapping

Join us on May 30 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm at the Lismore Hotel in Eau Claire, Wisconsin as Meghan Kelly brings her workshop “A Practical Introduction to Feminist Mapping to the 2019 WLIA Spring Regional.

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, Meghan will review feminism and core feminist concepts before introducing feminist cartographies—their history, influences, impacts, and future trajectories. You will think about feminist maps in terms of content, form, and process to uncover new questions, new data, new techniques, and new workflows. Meghan will argue that feminist theory can push maps and your designs in new and exciting directions. And finally, you will make your own feminist maps by beginning with icon design. You will collectively explore icon design, specifically Maki icons from Mapbox, through a feminist lens and spend the remaining time designing alternative map icons.

If you have not yet registered, you can do so here:
https://www.wlia.org/spring-regional-meeting/.

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