Over the years, I have developed a unique approach to community engagement through the act of mapping.
I developed this workshop, first, through my research in Locating Belleville, where I studied annotated maps of Paris by residents of a particular neighbourhood.
I then facilitated my first Community Power Mapping workshop at Shed X (Ann Arbor) 2018. I have developed subsequent iterations of this workshop in Toronto for Unit 2, Bricks & Glitter, and InterAccess.
I facilitated a 2-part workshop for InterAccess’s 2021 Vector Festival, focusing on the technical skills involved in data collecting, rendering, and visualization in Google My Maps.
This workshop has been adapted for community and arts organizers in a 3-part series with Unit 2’s Celestial Seeds workshop series.