Symposium Proceedings

Digital Theory and Praxis for Critical Scholarship

Published Online: October 7th, 2019
Symposium Dates: November 7th – 9th, 2019
Host: Fordham Digital Scholarship Consortium
Location: Fordham University – Lincoln Center Campus

Review Committee: Greg Acevedo, Sameena Azhar, Elizabeth Cornell, Gregory T. Donovan (Co-Chair), Tierney Gleason, Barbara E. Mundy, Jacqueline Reich (Co-Chair), Ralph Vacca

Suggested Citation (APA):
Lastname, Firstinitial. (2019). Title of paper. In G.T. Donovan, & J. Reich (Eds.), Proceedings of the Mapping (In)Justice Symposium. New York, NY: Fordham University. Retrieved from

These proceedings include short papers accepted for presentation as well as statements for projects that were accepted for display at the symposium. Please see the archived Call for Proposals for background on the submission and review process for papers and gallery projects. Please see the Symposium Schedule for the time and location of all symposium-related panels, sessions, keynotes, and featured projects.


Development and DisplacementDistributive JusticeThe Local: A Focus on New York
Representation and ErasureUrban EducationCritical Histories
Vulnerability and ResiliencePower and Privilege
Gallery Projects

Mapping / Development and Displacement
Paper Session 1 | 11/7 11:15AM – 12:45PM

Augmenting People’s Geographies of Seattle: Digital Platforms as Participatory Methods, Christian Anderson, Abraham Avnisan & Amir Sheikh.

Gourmet Gentrification: Mapping Elite Tastes Along New York’s Consumption Frontier, 1990-2015, Will Payne

Mapping Stories: Using GPS as an Ethnographic Approach to Socio-Spatial Research with Families Displaced by War, Bree Akesson

Mapping / Distributive Justice
Paper Session 2 | 11/7 1:45PM – 3:15PM

Distributional Justice of NYC’s Urban Ecosystem Services: Analyzing the Mismatches in Supply and Demand, Pablo Herreros Cantis & Timon McPhearson

Rights Based Data Practice: Data Justice in Virtual Spaces and on the Ground, Lauri Goldkind

Participatory Mapping for Community Empowerment and Health Equity, Jason Douglas, Andrew M. Subica, Laresha Franks, Gilbert Johnson, Carlos Leon, Sandra Villanueva & Cheryl T. Grills

Mapping / the Local: A Focus on New York
Paper Session 3 | 11/7 3:30PM – 5:00PM

Slavery in the Bronx: Mapping, Advocacy, and Genealogy in a Digital Public History Project, Adam Arenson

Digital Sing Sing: Specters of the Incarcerated, Roger Panetta 

Out of Bounds: Mapping Uptown Youth’s Everyday Mobility Through Geo-Tagged Photo-Making, Jennifer Pipitone & Svetlana Jović

Mapping / Representation and Erasure
Paper Session 4 | 11/8 11:00AM – 12:30PM

Revealing the Networks Behind ‘Informal’ Urbanization an Ethnography of Cartographic Practices, Rita Lambert

Restoration of Erased Landscapes, Counter-Mapping and Memory Activism: The Case of Zochrot’s Nakba Maps, Orna Vaadia

Visualising Everyday Colonial Commemoration: Digitally Mapping Settler-Colonial Commemoration, Bryan Smith

Mapping / Urban Education
Paper Session 5 | 11/8 1:45PM – 3:15PM

How Policymakers Make Sense of and Act on Mapping Data in Education Research, Jeremy Singer & Sarah Winchell Lenhoff

Mapping and Placemaking to Understand School Segregation and Integration, Bryan Mann & Jaclyn Dudek

Geography of Charter School Opportunity: The Case of New York City Subway Lines and Education Deserts, Charisse Gulosino

Mapping / Critical Histories
Paper Session 6 | 11/8 3:30PM – 5:00PM

A Tale of Two Cities: Sur Before and After, Idil Onen, Anna Rebrii & William Scarfone

Mapping Critical Historical Geographies of Childhood, Meghan Cope

(Un)privileging the Map: A Community Collaboration in Understanding Economic Security, Fatima Koli, Premilla Nadasen & Alisa Rod

Mapping / Vulnerability and Resilience
Paper Session 7 | 11/9 11:00AM – 12:45PM

Mapping Feminicide, Helena Suárez-Val

Vulnerable Bodies: Relations of Visibility in the Speculative Smart City, Debra Mackinnon & sava saheli singh

How Flood Risk and Justice Combine in Coastal Cities: A Mix-Method Approach for East Harlem (New York City), Veronica Olivotto & Pablo Herreros Cantis

Mapping / Power and Privilege
Paper Session 8 | 11/9 2:15PM – 4:00PM

Towards a Situated Mapping: Visualizing Urban Inequity Between the God Trick and Strategic Positivism, Taylor Shelton

Ethics and/of Uncertainty: Urban Computing’s Synthetic People, Dare Brawley, Gayatri Kawlra & Francis Yu

Humanities Futures: Reflections on Digital Mapping for Democratizing the Production of Knowledge, Kelley Kreitz

Who’s Map? Everyday Actions of Spatial Data Resistance, Craig Dalton & Jim Thatcher

Gallery / Project Statements
Project Gallery | 11/7 9:00AM – 7:00PM