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Undesign the Redline: Reading Group
Founded in 2013 around a table at the San Francisco Tenants Union, the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project was formed among community activists with the intention of documenting evictions and tech-led speculative displacement in San Francisco. Now with chapters in Los Angeles, New York City, and the Bay Area, the project uses a variety of modalities that employ technology and storytelling to build tenant power in anti-gentrification fights. AEMP embraces a connected approach to housing, data, and cartographic justice that foregrounds mutual aid, embeddedness, and accountability.
In this session facilitated by two long-time members of the
Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, participants will explore the use of media and technology to liberate narratives of displacement, dispossession and resistance from forces that flatten them. Mainstream digital media traps the lives and stories of displaced folks in statistics, numbers in a chart, dots on a map— all masquerading as the “empirical truth.” During this session, we will discuss media and research practices that complicate the totalizing forces of maps as well as leverage them as tools to reveal hidden histories, build community power, and give form to landscapes of injustice.

Presenter Bios
Ariana Faye Allensworth is a visual artist and researcher based in Brooklyn, NY. Terra Graziani is a researcher and organizer based in Los Angeles, CA.

Readings
Tensions and Lessons from the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project by Terra Graziani and Mary Shi (with a focus on pages 7-14, folks are encouraged to read the full article)
https://www.google.com/url?q=https://acme-journal.org/index.php/acme/article/download/177
https://artwashing.antievictionmap.com/
https://www.worstevictorsnyc.org/map
https://shelterforce.org/2018/08/22/eviction-lab-misses-the-mark/
Residual Black Data by Romi Morrison, (Folks are encouraged to listen to the full lecture, we’ll be focusing on the content covered from 09:15-21:25) https://vimeo.com/354276852

Mar 26, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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