2/7: Critical Cartography of Space and Place with Tim Stallmann and Tia Hall

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
critical cartography event

What maps are made by the traces of our everyday lives? Where does service-learning take place and how can faculty members help students critically engage with place? This workshop uses mapping and critical reflection to explore the ways each of us intersects with the many layers of Durham’s geography. Cartographer Tim Stallmann and Cultural Organizer Tia Hall will guide participants through building a collective map of Duke’s Service Learning, and reflecting on the ways we engage in making place matter through our everyday lives and through teaching. Along the way, we’ll practice some activities which could be used in the classroom as part of helping orient students to Durham’s geography. RSVP here.

Tim Stallmann, Research Action Design (RAD). RAD uses community-led research, collaborative design of technology and media, and secure digital strategies to build the power of grassroots social movements. We are a worker-owned collective. Our projects are grounded in the needs and leadership of communities in the struggle for justice and liberation. 

Tia Hall is a native of Washington, D.C. and graduate of Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York. Tia works from an ideology that all people have assets and strengths that contribute to the wholeness and overall health of their community. Tia currently serves as managing member of Yinsome Group LLC, (racial equity and cultural consulting firm), the director of the Harm Free Zone Documentary and Book Study Series for SpiritHouse Inc, the Community Research Director for the Bull City 150 Project and member of The City of Durham’s Racial Equity Task Force.

Date/Time/Location:  Friday, February 7, 10:00am-11:30am, Forum for Scholars & Publics (West Campus), 011 Old Chem.