James Cook University
“Visualising Everyday Colonial Commemoration: Digitally Mapping Settler-Colonial Commemoration”
Bryan Smith is a lecturer at James Cook University (Education). His work looks at how toponymic practices across settler contexts re-inscribe colonial commemorative landscapes and how critical engagements with this can help to reveal the banality of colonial logics of place and history. To support this, he develops Topomapper, a web based application that documents what critical toponymists call the “city-text” (the comemmorative naming practices) for a small Australian city.