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Ethnography Lab workshop: “Mapping Ethnography”

March 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Facilitated by Emory Shaw (Concordia Geomedia Lab) with Lucas LaRochelle (Queering the Map Project)

Saturday, March 17, 10am – 4pm 
EV Building, Room 10.625 – Ethnography Lab
Lunch and afternoon refreshments served


How can we use geographically-oriented media to map ethnographic data – stories, life histories, or observations from the field? This workshop will introduce participants to a range of basic mapping techniques, then guide them in mapping their own ethnographic data in creative, informative, and accessible ways.

In the morning, we’ll learn about mapping as a practice, and get an introduction to some basic techniques. We will explore the pros and cons of different mapping tools for representing ethnography. After a lunch break, we’ll practice using these tools to workshop our own material. We will conclude with a discussion of mapping politics, ethics, and security, learning from Lucas LaRochelle’s project Queering the Map.

This workshop will make use of mapping software freely accessible online – participants should bring their laptop computers (and chargers) with wifi capacity. Please also come prepared with an idea for a mapping project – some data and an idea of how you’d like to represent it visually.

The Ethnography Lab is wheelchair accessible. For questions or accessibility requests, please contact Alix Johnson (albajohn@ucsc.edu).


March 17
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Speculative Life Space (EV.10.625)
1515 Rue Sainte-Catherine O
Montreal, Qc H2H 1B6 Canada
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