Oct 12 2017

‘Counter-Mapping’ the Amazon

published by Jonathan Crowe
in blog The Map Room
original entry‘Counter-Mapping’ the Amazon

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The Conversation has a piece on how indigenous peoples in the Amazon are using “counter-mapping” to reclaim not only their ancestral lands, but as a way to counter the colonial process of mapmaking itself. Maps have always been part of the imposition of power over colonised peoples. While map-making might be thought of as “objective”, it … Continue reading "‘Counter-Mapping’ the Amazon"

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