Maps for Making Change - The First Workshop

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In this first workshop in a series of three, participants will think through the potential of mapping in the context of a project that they have suggested in their application and the preparations they need to make to make these ideas a reality.

Event details

When

Dec 03, 2009
from 04:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Where

India Islamic Cultural Centre, 87-88 Lodhi Road, New Delhi

Contact Name

Contact Phone

+91 9611747212

Attendees

Agat Sharma, National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi
Albert Kochaphum, CHF – International India, Bangalore
Alykhan Mohamed, Hunnarshala Foundation, Bhuj
Ambika Joshi, National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi
Anshuman Bhardwaj, Environics Trust, Delhi
Arati Chokshi, People's Union of Civil Liberties (PUCL), Bangalore
Devanshi Kumar, Youth for Unity and Voluntary Action (YUVA), Mumbai
Isha Aggarwal, Delhi University, Delhi
Nishant Alag, Environics Trust, Delhi
Sebastian Rodrigues, Environics Trust, Delhi
Swagat Sen, Filmmaker, Delhi
Tupur Chattopadhyay, Breakthrough, Delhi
Iyappa, Coorg Organisation for Rural Development (CORD), Nagarhole National Park, Karnataka
Kakoli Sen, Painter, Baroda
Kaveri, Coorg Organisation for Rural Development (CORD), Thithimati, Kodagu, Karnataka
Khalid Wasim, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore
Peeyush Sekhsaria, Handesign, Bangalore
Poornima Sardana, National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi
Pradeep BV, Mapunity, Bangalore
Prinson Joseph, SPACE, Kerala
Rajesh Basumatary, The Ant, Rowmari, Chirang, Assam
Ram Bhat, Maraa, Bangalore
Ramnarayan Kalyanaraman, Himal Prakriti/Save the Rivers Campaign,
Sarmoli, Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand
Ridhima Jaishwal
Shibayan Raha, Students for a Free Tibet, Delhi/Dharmsala
Sumandro Chattapadhyay, Researcher, Shantiniketan
Yashaswini Raghunandan, Filmmaker, Bangalore
Yogesh Dandekar, Handesign, Bangalore
Special guest: Jai Sen, CACIM, Delhi

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On 3 December, 'Maps for Making Change: Using Geographical Mapping Techniques to Support Struggles for Social Justice in India' will officially kick off at the India Islamic Cultural Centre on Delhi's Lodhi Road. In this first workshop in a series of three, participants will think through the potential of mapping in the context of a project that they have suggested in their application and the preparations they need to make to make these ideas a reality.

A joint initiative by the Centre for Internet and Society in Bangalore and the Tactical Tech Collective in Bangalore and the UK, Maps for Making Change is a two month project that seeks to explore the potential of digital mapping for social change specifically in the Indian context. For the first time, activists and supporters of movements and campaigns working for progressive social change in the country will get the opportunity to collectively debate and explore in detail the potential of digital mapping as a tool to support their work. 

The aims of this first workshop are to:

  • introduce tools and techniques for mapping

  • assist participants to identify the information they need to collect for their mapping project

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

  • understand the socio-political context of mapping and how maps can be used to maximise advocacy efforts

  • identify different types of maps (static, interactive, collaborative, etc)

  • identify some of the tools used for creating, uploading and editing maps (not covering the technical aspects nor the step-by-step process for making maps, but focusing on the general web-based mapping techniques)

  • understand data collection for mapping


The preliminary workshop schedule is as follows:


Welcome and introductions

Why mapping?

15 min break

Mapping and Advocacy Discussion

How do you 'map'? Basic tools and techniques

What can you 'map'?

Lunch break

Project scoping of participants' projects

Summary

 

 

 

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