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“Crisis Mapping in a Digital Age from the Perspective of the Mapmakers in Crisis”

April 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The UPV Division of Social Sciences together with the Center for West Visayan Studies – UP Visayas invites everyone to a webinar titled, “Crisis Mapping in a Digital Age from the Perspective of the Mapmakers in Crisis,” with Dr. David Garcia.

The webinar will be held via Zoom on April 24, 2024, 10:00 AM PST.
You may register through this link: https://tinyurl.com/56askxxk

About the Speaker:
David Garcia (he/they) recently completed a Doctor of Philosophy in Geography at the University of Canterbury. Previously, he obtained a Master of Science in Geospatial Analysis at the University of London. He is a graduate of both the Department of Geography and the School of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of the Philippines – Diliman. His professional background is in geography, planning, and mapping. In the past, he applied his education and training during the Haiyan and Marawi disasters while working for the United Nations and other humanitarian and developmental organisations.

About the Talk:
The contemporary production of geographical knowledge is shifting towards networked and digital information technologies, practices, and communities, especially in the fields, disciplines, and industries that deal with pressing issues such as disasters and the climate. While this trend is celebrated as a step towards democratisation, development, and even liberation, critical and political issues continue to occur, reflecting historical and structural inequalities. In this talk, David will point to critical issues on digital coloniality, geographical discourse, precarious labour, spatiality of play, geographies of attention, and knowledge sovereignty. He will highlight how Filipino mapmakers and mapmakers from developing countries play a very important part in sustaining and contesting crisis mapping. David used critical autoethnography to highlight issues that are usually forgotten by mainstream research but are very important for the so-called Global South or Third World.

Source: UPV Division of Social Sciences Facebook


April 17
8:00 am - 5:00 pm