"Atelier: Anti-Eviction mapping"
Erin McEroy (University of California, Santa Cruz
Description: 'This workshop will be dedicated to the presentation of the tools and techniques of the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project (AEMP) (http://www.antievictionmap.com) - a data visualization, data analysis, and digital storytelling collective documenting dispossession and resistance upon gentrifying US landscapes. By collaboratively performing research and gathering oral histories in San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, and Los Angeles, the AEMP works with an array of community partners, providing analyses and visualizations useful for on-the-ground housing justice efforts. As a technology project itself, the AEMP endeavors to rethink technological possibilities and futures upon a landscape ravaged by the entwining of technocapitalism, speculative real estate, and racist housing policy. In this talk, Erin McElroy from the AEMP will share the collective’s work and methods, focusing on the San Francisco Bay Area region. Time will also be spent to think through what methods might be instructive to new data research being performed housing activists elsewhere, and how community-derived data work can inform direction action tactics and strategizing.
Track: Culture et Politique