Graphe has been named a 2018-19 recipient of a $17,000 CAD Antipode Foundation Scholar-Activist International Workshop Award. We’ll be collaborating with Beyond Extraction and the Mining Injustice Solidarity Network to host a counter-conference at the annual meeting of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada in Toronto. The Graphe collective will be leading counter-mapping workshops and leading discussions on the political economy of cartographic and geospatial expertise in the extractive industries.
From our proposal:
Banner image is Thompson and Emerson’s “Universal antipode projection” from the first issue of Antipode (1969).
…the proposed Beyond Extraction Counter-Conference (BECC) intends to scale up existing resistance efforts and contest extractive industries’ narratives of “sustainable mining”, their tendency to essentialize economic growth, and their desire to transform local economies into extractivist frontiers.
- Eric Robsky Huntley
Eric Robsky Huntley is a Lecturer in Urban Science and Planning in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT, a Visiting Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and a 2020-2021 Fellow of the New England Regional Fellowship Consorium (NERFC).
Huntley is a GIScientist, …