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Decolonising Maps: Data-sovereignty, Technology and Indigenous Mapping

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Pearson Lecture Theatre (G22)

Department of Geography, Pearson Building

University College London, Gower Street

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WC1E 6BT

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Digital Democracy is a California-based non-profit that is developing tools and processes for supporting indigenous peoples to make maps, defend their land rights and document environmental harm.

This talk, hosted by UCL's Extreme Citizen Science group (ExCiteS), will explore the colonial history of map-making, challenge the extractive nature of existing research approaches, and share stories of Digital Democracy’s work with different indigenous cultures in the Amazon basin.

We will share what we have learned from communities about the tools they need to challenge threats to their land and livelihood, and share some of the approaches that Digital Democracy is developing to support this.

Emily Jacobi is Executive Director & Founder and Gregor MacLennan is the Technology Director

http://www.digital-democracy.org

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Pearson Lecture Theatre (G22)

Department of Geography, Pearson Building

University College London, Gower Street

London

WC1E 6BT

United Kingdom

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