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  • Sat
    10
    Oct
    2020
    Sat
    17
    Oct
    2020

    UNSETTLING TERRITORY: A Decolonial Mapping Workshop

    12-3pmOnline

    Two Saturdays. October 10th & 17th. 12-3pm. Online. 

    Join Incite Seminars for a two-part workshop to explore counter-mapping as a tool for what Anishinaabe scholar Jean-Paul Restoule calls the twin goals of "decolonization" and "reinhabitation." In Part I (October 10), we will introduce the practice of counter-mapping and explore an example of a decolonial map of Lower Manhattan in a manner that engages the past as present. In Part II (October 17), we will dig into histories of resistance in our own local communities in an embodied way. This portion of the workshop will invite you to unearth your lived experiences of displacement and rooting and to incorporate them into the mapping process. We will co-create a map that traces the ways some of our predecessors not only managed to inhabit uninhabitable times and places, but actually transformed them into spaces of liberation.

    Facilitator: Rebecca Manski is an independent educator, curriculum designer and researcher. She writes and teaches about the fortresses, walls and detention centers in one of this country's first borderzones, New York's financial district. You can find her at Unsettling Wall Street/Borderless Walks and Social Justice Tours.

    Discounted pricing for Educators & Activists!  For more information and to register, visit the event page.
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