THIS IS NOT AN ATLAS
The book This Is Not an Atlas gathers more than 40 counter-cartographies from all over the world. This collection shows how maps are created and transformed as a part of political struggle, for critical research or in art and education: from indigenous territories in the Amazon to the anti-eviction movement in San Francisco; from defending commons in Mexico to mapping refugee camps with balloons in Lebanon; from slums in Nairobi to squats in Berlin; from supporting communities in the Philippines to reporting sexual harassment in Cairo. This Is Not an Atlas seeks to inspire, to document the underrepresented, and to be a useful companion when becoming a counter-cartographer yourself.
A PDF version of the book can be downloaded for free here. The printed book can be ordered from transcript-Verlag.
Furthermore the project “This Is Not an Atlas” evolved into an ongoing process driven by a transnational dialogue on counter-cartographies based on online and multimedia formats as well as a growing network of counter-mappers and a series of events.
You find more information and all the maps, manuals and videos on the website of “This Is Not an Atlas“.
Counter-cartography strikes back!