Department of Geography and the Environment

Colloquium: Dr. Bjorn Sletto

Fri, February 21, 2014 | CLA 0.128

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Colloquium: Dr. Bjorn Sletto

Please join the Department of Geography and the Environment for our spring 2014 colloquium series. We will be hosting a presentation by Dr. Bjorn Sletto. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, email Madeline Enos at

 The Map was Very Dark: Participatory Mapping and the Struggle for Land and Resources

Summary: Through participatory mapping, indigenous, Afro-descendant and other marginalized peoples harness the power of cartography to better represent their material cultures and conceptions of space and place. Drawing on experiences with participatory mapping projects in Venezuela, Dr. Bjorn Sletto will discuss the role of map-making in terms of memory, identity formation and representation.


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