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Third Maps for Making Change Workshop: Using Geographical Mapping Techniques to Support Struggles for Social Justice in India

by Anja Kovacs last modified Oct 05, 2015 03:10 PM
The third and final workshop in the Maps for Making Change project will take place at Visthar, in Bangalore, from 26 until 28 April. During this workshop, participants will fine-tune and polish their maps; explore ways to connect with broader movements and disseminate their maps among target audiences; and reflect on their own experiences so as to distill learnings that can help us decide where to go from here. While participation in the workshop is closed, the workshop will end with a public event at the CIS office on 28 April, from 4 pm onwards, open to everybody (more information to follow soon). If you, too, share our interest in mapping for social change, then do join us there.

Event details

When

Apr 26, 2010 04:30 AM to
Apr 28, 2010 08:30 PM

Where

Visthar, Bangalore

Contact Name

Contact Phone

+91 96 11 74 72 12

Attendees

Facilitators/Resource Persons:
Reuben Jacob, Inclusive Planet;Shubhranshu Choudhary, Knight International Journalism Fellow and Community Media Activist; Hardeep Singh Rai, Professor in Structural Engineering and OSM Evangelist; Alagesa Pandian, MapUnity; Marek Tuszynski, Tactical Tech
Organisers/Facilitators:
Anja Kovacs, Centre for Internet and Society; Kate Morioka, Tactical Tech; Madhuresh Kumar, researcher and activist.
Technical and Other Assistance:
Kiran Jonnalagadda; Arky Ambati; Sajjad Anwar.
Participants:
Tupur Chattopadhyay, Breakthrough; Anshuman Bhardwaj, Environics Trust; Sebastian Rodrigues, Mand-Gakwed; Arati Chokshi, PUCL; Ambika Joshi, student at NIFT; Swagat Sen, independent filmmaker; Kaveri, Coorg Organisation for Rural Development; Kakoli Sen, Painter; Devanshi Kumar, Youth for Unity and Voluntary Action; Ram Bhat, Maraa; Sumandro Chattapadhyay, independent researcher; Yashaswini Raghunandan, independent filmmaker; Manish Kumar, The Ant; Pradeep BV, MapUnity; Manoj Manji, Hunnarshala Foundation; Thara Thomas, Handesign; Aashika Jain, student at NIFT; Tara Atluri, Researcher at Delhi University; Ponni Arasu, Housing and Land Rights Network; Prinson Joseph, SPACE.

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The aims of the workshop are to:

  • give participants an opportunity to fine-tune and polish their maps, with the assistance of others where needed, so that they can be shared with a wider audience;

  • explore campaigning tools and strategies for disseminating the maps produced among target audiences, including other movements and activists;

  • distill the learnings participants have made from this project, both individually and as a group, and prepare a plan to build upon these in the future.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • make informed decisions about every step of the design and implementation process of a mapping project.

Also, participants and organisers will be able to:

  • identify the political and ethical challenges of mapping, in particular as they apply for social justice in India;

  • understand better the particularities of online activism and ways in which it can connect better with activism on the ground in the country;

  • apply their knowledge of mapping to other campaigns and movements in India and function as a point of contact for other activists for a network of activists using maps for making change.

The preliminary schedule of the workshop is as follows:

Monday 26 April

Time

Session

9.00-10.00

Registration at Visthar

10.00-11.00

Welcome and introductions (icebreaker)

11.00-1.00

90 Seconds: Where are we with our projects (and what do we need to achieve during this workshop)?

1.00-2.00

Lunch

2.00-3.30

Building partnerships between techies and activists: what is required? (debate and discussion)

3.30-3.45

Tea/coffee Break

3.45-5.00

Project time as per participants' needs (which can relate to technical issues, design, hosting, ...)

5.00-6.15

Afternoon 'Lab' Sessions (CHOOSE ONE):

Elective 1. Hosting and creating websites and embedding maps

Elective 2. Technology and Security Concerns for Activists

6.15-6.30

Evening Circle

6.30-7.30

Free Time

7.30-8.30

Dinner

8.30-10.00

Screening of Swagat Sen's film on the second workshop and social gathering


Tuesday 27 April

Time

Session

8.00-9.00

Breakfast

9.00-9.30

Morning Circle

9.30-11.00

Maps as agents of change – uses and challenges (including in terms of how to connect with movements on the ground)

11.00-11.30

Tea/coffee Break

11.30-1.00

Communication and campaigning strategies to take mapping outcomes forward to broader audience, both online and offline (poss. Incl. Use of creative media)

1.00-2.15

Lunch

2.15-4.00

Project time as per participants needs

4.00-4.30

Tea/coffee break

4.30-5.15

Evaluating Maps for Making Change

5.15-6.15

What next?

6.15-6.30

Evening Circle

6.30-7.30

Free Time

7.30-8.30

Dinner

8.30-...

Social evening

 

Wednesday 28 April

Time

Session

8.00 – 9.00

Breakfast

9.00 – 9.30

Morning Circle

9.30-12.30

Finalise preparations for public event (project work or other, eg slides on loop etc)

10.30-11.00

Tea/coffee Break

11.00-12.30

Finalise preparations for public event (cont.)

12.30-1.30

Lunch

1.30-2.00

Travel to CIS

2.00-4.00

Set up the public event

 

4.00-7.30

Public event (with a discussion from 5.30 onwards)

7.30-9.00

Dinner (venue to be decided) + workshop evaluation

9.00-9.30

Return to Visthar

9.30-...

Great-working-with-you-guys Party at Visthar

 

 

 

 

 

 



























 

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