Cartographic Memory: Social Movement Activism and the Production of Space
In this presentation I examine 1960s and 1970s Chicanx activism in Oakland, CA. I underscore how activists remembered their social movement participation by emphasizing their deep emotional connections with neighborhood projects. In so doing, they intricately mapped their contribution to neighborhood improvement. I contend that the fact that activists remembered their work in geographic form opens up a broader register for how we measure social movement impacts. By seriously considering cultural politics rooted and routed through place, I elaborate a theoretical and methodological understanding of space as archive of social movement activism. For additional information, please contact Natalie Koch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event was first published on January 26, 2021 and last updated on January 27, 2021.