February 17, 2020
Over the past few years Rebecca Solnit has been brilliantly remapping American cities, including San Francisco, New Orleans, and New York. Each map in her anthologies aims to excavate forgotten or suppressed histories, reimagine cultural, economic, and social landscapes, and bring us to new understandings of the spaces we inhabit. Watch as Meredith Palmer, a Tuscarora, Haudenosaunee doctoral candidate in Geography at the University of California, Berkeley, talks with Solnit about her geographical interventions.
Mapping has an ugly imperial-military-real estate side but [it is] also a beautiful, complex art . . . a fantastic intersection of language, visual art, and graphic art.REBECCA SOLNIT