Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Rethinking Mapmaking in Rock Creek, WV

One collective member has added a post about our research trip to her personal blog.

We're starting to switch gears: after several weeks of accumulating details and images and impressions into our notebooks and heads, we are feeling the urgency of putting pen to paper. How can we magically rearrange all this information into a poster that will convey both the enormous complexity of coal mining as experienced on the ground in Appalachia, and its place in larger systems of capital, industry and the global ecosystem? Among other sources, we are looking to the work of alternative cartographers and will soon be meeting with the Counter Cartographies Collective at University of North Carolina. They are contributors to an inspiring book: An Atlas of Radical Cartography.

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