Taylor Shelton and I are organizing a series of panels at the AAG called, simply, “Map Up”. We are building on the work of Laura Nader, particularly her well-known essay “Up the Anthropologist: Perspectives Gained from Studying Up,” as well as a number of scholars who have recently taken up Nader’s framework in studies of algorithmic fairness (Barabas et al. 2020) and the tech industry (Seaver 2014). The complete call is here, but the gist is this:
…this panel session will entertain the possibility that critical mapping might make important empirical, theoretical, and political interventions by following Nader’s call and ‘mapping up’: mapping evictors, not just evictions; extractors, not just extraction; colonizers, not just colonization; white supremacists, not just white supremacy. […] This panel convenes scholars and activists who will share work, stories, and insights from practices and projects that ‘map up’
- 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, …