Thursday, April 4th at 6:30-8:00 PM
Smith Memorial Student Union Room 238
Lecture: “Politics of everyday mapping and spatial narratives in China"
This lecture is on the efforts to investigate the intersection of the development and usage of geospatial technologies and the socio-political conditions to address questions that help to reveal and conceptualize the complexities of the increasingly embodied and everyday mapping practices in relation to knowledge production and civic engagement. The lecturer seeks to illustrate these complexities through case studies of VGI practices in China and situates these practices in China and to call for more attention to the nuanced everyday creativeness and the emerging network publics, shaped by the interplay of technological constructions and socioeconomic transformations in an increasingly urbanized society.
The lecture will be presented by Dr.Wen Lin, a Lecturer in Human Geography in the School of
Geography, Politics and Sociology at Newcastle University in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Her research interests include critical GIS, public participation GIS, and urban geography. Her main research centers on examining the intersection between the development and usage of geospatial technologies and the sociopolitical conditions.
Free and open to the public.