Digital Cartographies of Everyday Life

As the ubiquity of digital mapping tools and geographic information systems continue to transform our understanding of urban spaces and processes, the question remains, "Whose city are we mapping?" Popularizing the tools of mapping does not directly imply democratizing the map. Rather, in this talk, Meisterlin argues that alternative cartographies are still needed to describe and draw the pluralism of diverse cities. Further, while Geographic Information System (GIS) is often cited (and sometimes vilified) as a totalizing technology, she proposes an analytical framework for the systematic mapping to describe comparative differences and every experience.

SpeakerLeah Meisterlin, Urbanist, GIS Methodologist, Assistant Professor Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation


Presented by the Department of Global Studies and Geography.


Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018

Time: 11:15 a.m.

Location: Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

Free and open to the public.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018





Cultural Center Theater - Leo A. Guthart
Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


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