Dec. 21, 2020

Public Data Project with LMEC

I’m excited to be joining Catherine D’Ignazio (of the Data+Feminism Lab at MIT and co-author, with Lauren Klein, of the recent Data Feminism) in advising the Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library on a new project that will build teacher training materials to support critical geospatial data literacy in the k-12 classroom. Our concerns will be both technical and contextual: can we simultaneously support teachers working to bring GIS, mapping, and data science into their classrooms and do so in a manner that asks critical questions about who is represented and to what end in open datasets?

The project, led by LMEC’s Garrett Dash Nelson, Belle Lipton, Michelle LeBlanc, and Lynn Brown is supported by the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub—an NSF-sponsored convener. My MCP thesis student, the incredible Tess McCann, will be serving as a Public Data fellow, managing and guiding the project. Two amazing DUSP undergraduates will be serving as fellows as well: Missy Hill and Sarah Lohmar.

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  • Eric Robsky Huntley is a Lecturer in Urban Science and Planning in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT where they maintain affiliations with the Data + Feminism Lab and the Healthy Neighborhoods Study. They also serve as a Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School …