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58596-01 - Kurs: Critical Cartography 4 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2020
Angebotsmuster Jedes Herbstsemester
Dozierende Shourideh Molaei Birgani (sc.molavi@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt This course explores the past, present, and future of mapping across a range of geographic, political, cultural contexts. Maps reveal, delimit, confirm, navigate, historicize, erase, anticipate, persuade, and, sometimes, even lie. Far from a scientific reading of mapping as an objective representation of a stable reality, we explore the myriad of ways in which historical legacies of colonialism and imperialism continue to shape our gaze of the urban landscape—affecting our normative, political and personal considerations of the relations among subjects, objects and spaces.

The course begins with a critical theoretical examination of how maps can be understood as instruments of violence and terrains of power. We explore the historical matrix within which mapping developed by looking at the epistemologies of various types of spatial and temporal maps produced that represent colonized, occupied and otherwise marginalized frontiers and experiences. Our discussions also actively engage with resistances to this practice in the form of other traditions of mapping, including counter-cartographic contestations that make visible otherwise marginal experiences and hidden histories of violence.

While considering the social relevance, politics and ethics of mapping, course participants will also engage in a practical aspect of critical cartography. Starting from the power relations in our own urban context in the city of Basel, students will learn various hands-on techniques and technologies for mapping local relations in space and time. Experimenting with a range of critical mapping tools and interdisciplinary methods—including fieldwork, archival research, visual and material analysis and remote sensing—we will together develop creative techniques to produce and represent alternative urban landscapes and overlapping cartographies.
Lernziele - An understanding of the history and practice of mapping as a relation of domination and an ability to critically read existing maps.
- Through the production of maps using counter-cartographic tools and research methods, an ability to develop new ways of observing and interrogating legacies of power in their local context, with a particular focus on the relationship between the lived experiences of communities and their overlapping urban geographies.

 

Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz

 

Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 14.09.2020 – 14.12.2020
Zeit Montag, 14.15-17.00 Alte Gewerbeschule, Studio 357
Datum Zeit Raum
Montag 14.09.2020 14.15-17.00 Uhr Alte Gewerbeschule, Studio 357
Montag 21.09.2020 14.15-17.00 Uhr --, --
Montag 28.09.2020 14.15-17.00 Uhr --, --
Montag 05.10.2020 14.15-17.00 Uhr --, --
Montag 12.10.2020 14.15-17.00 Uhr --, --
Montag 19.10.2020 14.15-17.00 Uhr --, --
Montag 26.10.2020 14.15-17.00 Uhr --, --
Montag 02.11.2020 14.15-17.00 Uhr --, --
Montag 09.11.2020 14.15-17.00 Uhr --, --
Montag 16.11.2020 14.15-17.00 Uhr --, --
Montag 23.11.2020 14.15-17.00 Uhr --, --
Montag 30.11.2020 14.15-17.00 Uhr --, --
Montag 07.12.2020 14.15-17.00 Uhr --, --
Montag 14.12.2020 14.15-17.00 Uhr --, --
Module Modul: Fields: Knowledge Production and Transfer (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Geographische Methoden- und Forschungskompetenz (Master Studienfach Geographie)
Modul: Interdisciplinary and Applied African Studies (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Projects and Processes of Urbanization (Master Studiengang Critical Urbanisms (Studienbeginn vor 01.08.2020))
Modul: Research Skills (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Ways of Knowing the City (Master Studiengang Critical Urbanisms)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: nicht erforderlich
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala Pass / Fail
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, studadmin-philhist@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Fachbereich Urban Studies

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