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Episode 51 | Collective Mapping as a Tool for Social Change

Iconoclasistas discusses the practice of collective mapping and how it can be mobilized to achieve social justice.

Episode 51 | Collective Mapping as a Tool for Social Change

About Iconoclasistas
Iconoclasistas is a Buenos Aires-based design duo led by University of Buenos Aires professor Julia Risler and graphic designer and comic strip author Pablo Ares. Their mission is to use cartography (maps) and other graphic art forms to create new visions of historic representation, societal growth and participation.

Building on their longstanding social justice work, the couple founded Iconoclasistas in 2006 out of a desire to create graphic resources that could be circulated among their network of activists. This resulted is maps that range from the local and literal (e.g., an overlay of a street grid peppered with icons designed to illustrate issues like safety, gentrification, etc.) to the political (a map of mining-related destruction in Argentina’s heartland).

Iconoclasistas is a Curry Stone Foundation Social Design Circle Honoree. Read more about it here.


Social Design Insights would like to thank all those who make our weekly show possible: Baruch Zeichner, our Producer and Sound Engineer, Donna Read, for producing our video content, and Leah Freidenrich, Director of the Curry Stone Foundation. Our theme music for 2017 is "Sorry" by Comfort Fit. The break music is "Awtar W'Haneen" by Josй Luis Monton & Hossam Ramzy from the album "Flamenco Arabe 2."