CALL FOR IDEAS, IMAGES AND MAPS:
COUNTERPOINTS, A BAY AREA ATLAS BY THE ANTI-EVICTION MAPPING PROJECT
The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project (AEMP) invites scholars, activists, policy analysts, artists, and organizers whose substantive focus is on the Bay Area -- either historical or contemporary -- to contribute to a collaborative atlas visualizing and exploring the causes, dynamics, and consequences of displacement in the Bay Area.
Contributors interested in expanding the public impact of their work are invited to consider how their research speaks to the ongoing housing crisis in the Bay Area and submit a proposal (<500 word) describing (a) the data and/or narrative they would like to contribute; (b) how their submission contributes to understanding and/or resisting the forces behind displacement in the Bay Area today; and (c) how their submission fits into one or more of the themes listed below.
You may also simply submit a map, image or data visualization that you feel communicates something powerful about one of the below themes.We are happy to consider visual work that has already appeared in other publications, assuming permission can be granted. Similarly, if you have amateur cartographic or GIS work that you feel communicates something important but is not quite professional in quality, don’t hesitate to submit.
The AEMP will work closely with researchers throughout the editorial process to help visualize or revisualize data (e.g. stylize cartographic data, illustrate narrative data) and integrate contributors voices into the final atlas in the form of self-attributed, written contributions of approximately 1000 words each. The AEMP is particularly interested in submissions that explore the themes of: colonialism and indigenous resistance; evictions; migration/relocation; public health, public housing, and environmental racism; land speculation; the gentrification-to-prison pipeline; and transportation infrastructure and economy. Please see the attached document for more information on these themes. We are also particularly interested in work that incorporates the full Bay Area, or those parts of the Bay Area not commonly discussed or studied, including parts of Northern California impacted by the region’s transformation which may not be part of the formal 9-county region.
Please submit all proposals to email@example.com by March 4, 2018.